Nintendo’s Australian crusade against videogame piracy in all its forms continued this week as Australian Customs for the first time seized “game copiers and other counterfeit products” being imported into the country.
A Nintendo spokesperson told Kotaku that the “bulk of the seizure was R4 cards” with the remainder comprised of counterfeit Wii remotes, counterfeit Wii nunchuks and pirated Wii games.
Nintendo claimed that “If this product had made it through, it would have resulted in approx. a $1.5 million sales loss to Nintendo.”
The seizure comes just weeks after a seller of R4 cards was ordered to pay Nintendo over $AU500,000 in fines and another Australian man settled with Nintendo for $AU1.5m after being taken to court over the release of New Super Mario Bros. Wii onto the internet.