How To Detect Counterfeit Nintendo Products & Infringing Devices

The following information gives you a brief introduction to counterfeit products and various infringing devices used to play illegal games. These items are often sold illegally by various sellers, such as smaller, less known retail and on-line stores, auction sites and street vendors.


The following identifying marks and features are strong indicators of a counterfeit Nintendo product.

  1. Use caution when purchasing Nintendo products on-line.
  2. Do not buy products well below normal retail pricing.
  3. Look for blurred or discolored ink.

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View comparative photos of counterfeit products, game copiers and modchips.

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