Nintendo recently filed two new lawsuits against resellers that sold pirated Switch titles obtained by hacking the portable console. According to documents obtained by Polygon, the defendants were the owner of the site UberChips, while the second lawsuit was filed against a list of sites that sold said pirated titles distributed by a hacker collective that goes by the name “Team Xecutor”.
Nintendo’s lawyers say that the accused had used an “unauthorised operating system”, along with accompanying piracy tools that aided them in installing said OS. By doing so, the console maker says that the hackers were purposely circumventing “technological protection measures”. Put in place to protect its games from unauthorised access and copying”.
Apparently, this isn’t the first time Nintendo has filed a lawsuit against some of these resellers. Both Nintendo’s animosity for Team Executer resellers goes all the way back to 2018, when it first won an injunction against one reseller, Sergio Mojarro Moreno.
It’s also clear that Nintendo isn’t going to make this cheap for its violators; the video game company is seeking US$2500 (~RM10887) per violation in each of these cases, in addition to a permanent injunction to stop the defendants from running their sites any longer.