Nintendo's Anti-Piracy Programme

Thank you for your interest in Nintendo's Anti-Piracy Programme.

The primary goals of the Nintendo Anti-Piracy Programme are to reduce the availability of:

  • Unauthorised copies of Nintendo games being distributed online;
  • Circumvention devices and/or software used to play unauthorised copies of Nintendo games;
  • Counterfeit Nintendo products.

Through education, raising awareness and legal actions, Nintendo is working hard to preserve the video game industry's ability to invest in the development of new and exciting games, and to give all legally-sold Nintendo games a chance to succeed.

Developing a single video game often takes several years of work for teams of game developers, artists, animators, musicians, motion capture artists and others. Costs may climb into the millions of pounds to develop and bring one game to market. Piracy continues to be a significant threat to Nintendo's business, as well as over 1,400 game development companies working to provide unique and innovative games for Nintendo’s console and handheld systems.

Online piracy and counterfeiting of Nintendo's video game products is illegal.

We hope to enlist your support for intellectual property protection and, with your help, reduce video game piracy worldwide.

We appreciate your support in the battle against piracy.