Man Arrested for Selling Modified Mini Super Famicom With Added Games
posted on by Karen Ressler
Shimane Prefecture Police arrested 39-year-old company employee Tomoyuki Miyamoto in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture on Monday on suspicion of violating Japanese trademark and copyright laws by selling modified Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicons. Miyamoto admitted to the charges.
According to the police, Miyamoto sold three modified consoles to three people via net auction for a total of of 61,500 yen (about US$547) between late April and mid-May this year. The consoles, which reportedly each included five additional games from four different companies, allegedly violated Nintendo trademarks and copyrights for the four companies. One of the added games was Super Mario Bros.
The Japanese Mini Super Famicom debuted in October 2017, a few days after the Western SNES Classic Edition. The mini version of the 90s-era console came with 21 games in both Japan and the West, though the roster of games differed slightly between the two versions.