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https://torrentfreak.com/nintendo-wins-12-million-from-pirate-rom-site-operators-181112/

 

It sucks, but Nintendo had every right to do this.  Just think of the ad revenue these sites get using IPs that they do not own. The fact that they agreed to pay 12 mil speaks volumes for how much they must have made over the years.  I certainly hope however that Nintendo does some kind of real VC on Switch soon to give people legal ways to play these games outside of ebay.  It really is money just sitting on the table at this point.

 

I expect other devs and publishers to follow before long as well.

 

Thoughts?

Last edited by Shiken - on 13 November 2018

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Shiken said:

https://torrentfreak.com/nintendo-wins-12-million-from-pirate-rom-site-operators-181112/

 

It sucks, but Nintendo had every right to do this.  Just think of the ad revenue these sites get using IPs that they do not own. The fact that they agreed to pay 12 mil speaks volumes for how much they must have made over the years.  I certainly hope however that Nintendo does some kind of real VC on Switch soon to give people legal ways to play these games outside of ebay.  It really is money just sitting on the table at this point.

 

I expect other devs and publishers to follow before long as well.

 

Thoughts?

I think the problem is mostly money to begin with. Nintendo cannot just put them up for everyone to buy. Lots of legal stuff. I mean look at all the PS1 games that were brought over to PSN, not too many, because it is a complicated legal matter.

I remember TOMBA 1 and 2. It was an independent publisher that brought it to psn and it took them years to do so. Now imagine if they dont even know if it is worth the trouble and nobody is going to buy it? lots of money wasted.

But I think it would be amazing to have all these old games available :)



Ultr said:
Shiken said:

https://torrentfreak.com/nintendo-wins-12-million-from-pirate-rom-site-operators-181112/

 

It sucks, but Nintendo had every right to do this.  Just think of the ad revenue these sites get using IPs that they do not own. The fact that they agreed to pay 12 mil speaks volumes for how much they must have made over the years.  I certainly hope however that Nintendo does some kind of real VC on Switch soon to give people legal ways to play these games outside of ebay.  It really is money just sitting on the table at this point.

 

I expect other devs and publishers to follow before long as well.

 

Thoughts?

I think the problem is mostly money to begin with. Nintendo cannot just put them up for everyone to buy. Lots of legal stuff. I mean look at all the PS1 games that were brought over to PSN, not too many, because it is a complicated legal matter.

I remember TOMBA 1 and 2. It was an independent publisher that brought it to psn and it took them years to do so. Now imagine if they dont even know if it is worth the trouble and nobody is going to buy it? lots of money wasted.

But I think it would be amazing to have all these old games available :)

True but they can do as they please with their own IPs.  Really all of the IP owners need to come together and put these up in whatever online store they need to be in. It is not just Nintendo in that regard for certain.



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Shiken said:
Ultr said:

I think the problem is mostly money to begin with. Nintendo cannot just put them up for everyone to buy. Lots of legal stuff. I mean look at all the PS1 games that were brought over to PSN, not too many, because it is a complicated legal matter.

I remember TOMBA 1 and 2. It was an independent publisher that brought it to psn and it took them years to do so. Now imagine if they dont even know if it is worth the trouble and nobody is going to buy it? lots of money wasted.

But I think it would be amazing to have all these old games available :)

True but they can do as they please with their own IPs.  Really all of the IP owners need to come together and put these up in whatever online store they need to be in. It is not just Nintendo in that regard for certain.

Not really, a lot of cases of musics and some other stuff in the game that have licensing limited to the initial format, so they really need to remaster it and remove instead of being allowed to just sell the code for you to use on the emulator inside the console.



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DonFerrari said:
Shiken said:

True but they can do as they please with their own IPs.  Really all of the IP owners need to come together and put these up in whatever online store they need to be in. It is not just Nintendo in that regard for certain.

Not really, a lot of cases of musics and some other stuff in the game that have licensing limited to the initial format, so they really need to remaster it and remove instead of being allowed to just sell the code for you to use on the emulator inside the console.

Sonic 3 comes to mind.



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That's nice for Nintendo, but I'd rather they won money from counter suing Gamevice.



Shiken said:

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Do they even possess 12 million?



XD84 said:

Do they even possess 12 million?

Don't know. Maybe from donations.



XD84 said:

Do they even possess 12 million?

I would not be suprised if ad revenue had something to do with it.  You have seen what it can do on YouTube before new policies were put in place.

 

The fact that they AGREED to it leads me to believe they might.  It sounds crazy, but stranger thkngs have happened.



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