Licensed and Unlicensed Products
All licensed gaming accessories and peripherals display the "Official Nintendo Licensed Product" seal (picture below) worldwide. This symbol is your assurance that the product has been evaluated and licensed by Nintendo for use with its systems. Licensed merchandise such as apparel, toys and bedding will also display this symbol.
THE OFFICIAL SEAL IS YOUR ASSURANCE THAT THIS PRODUCT IS LICENSED BY NINTENDO. ALWAYS LOOK FOR THIS SEAL WHEN BUYING VIDEO GAME SYSTEMS, ACCESSORIES, AND RELATED PRODUCTSPrevious versions of the Official Seal:
Prior to 2012, these seals could be found on the packaging of licensed products.UNLICENSED PRODUCTS
If a product does not carry one of the seals listed above, it is likely not licensed by Nintendo. Unlicensed products and accessories do not undergo Nintendo's testing and evaluation process. They may not work at all with our game systems, and they may have compatibility problems with certain games or accessories.