Are People Really Counterfeiting Nintendo Games From The 80s?
from the something-seems-wrong-here dept
Not quite sure what's going on here, but it certainly sounds like an AP reporter might be a bit confused -- or, at least, has written a confusing article. The article claims that four people were arrested for selling counterfeit Nintendo consoles -- and even says 60,000 counterfeit consoles were seized. Of course, it's not entirely clear why they would be faking consoles instead of the software, so in the very next sentence, the story switches and says that they were counterfeiting games. Which games? "Donkey Kong," "Mario Brothers," "Duck Hunt," "Baseball" and others. Donkey Kong, Mario Brothers, Duck Hunt and Baseball?!? Yes, that's Nintendo's cream of the crop from somewhere in the mid-eighties. Is there really so much demand for Duck Hunt that it needs to be counterfeited? What's next, Mike Tyson's Punchout?