Nintendo is pressing charges against a man who made an accumulative of $962,000 by selling illegal copies of games developed or published by the firm.
Justin Success Brooks made the money by counterfeiting Wii, DS, and DSi games between 2009 and 2011.
He is facing charges of seven counts relating to fraud such as “two counts of fraudulent trading, two counts of supplying an article to use in fraud, two counts of unauthorized possession of goods bearing a trademark, and one count of unauthorized use of a trademark.” Brooks has pleaded guilty to all his charges.
The 41-year-old man was caught by both Nintendo and the UK Interactive Entertainment association. They purchased titles from purported pirates, which led to the discovery of Brooks.
The counterfeiter has been granted bail and awaits sentencing, due to take place on November 9.