Australian Software Pirate Sued By Nintendo Receives a Little Gift…


If you haven’t heard already, an Australian software pirate (James Burt) was sued by Nintendo in 2010 for about 1.3M USD. This was because he illegally shared New Super Mario Bros. Wii online and made it available free to download.

Nintendo seems to be very forgiving because they have sent the pirate an exclusive gift-a limited edition Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD Ganon statue. It’s extra rare because this isn’t even available in Australia! Here’s what Mr. Burt had to say:

James Burt from Australia here, just saying I think it’s ironic that out of everyone in Australia they could have chosen, I get given a Ganon statue for being a good customer of Nintendo.

This was the same statue given out in the UK for Wind Waker HD pre-orders, however was not here in Aus. I was told I was chosen from Nintendo and received it today. I’m very grateful they chose me, don’t get me wrong and I do still love Nintendo even after being sued.

UPDATE: I was given a phone call from my local EBGames saying Nintendo chose me and to come pick it up. No actual reason for winning and EBGames had no info on it just that I won. No papers came with it just the figure in a Nintendo brown box.

[via Nintendolife, GoNintendo]

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  • Wow! Nintendo has shown that they can definitely bury the hatchet :D With the way sales are going right now though, they really shouldn’t be giving away any free stuff :(