Man Who Sold Modded Wiis Was In It for the Money
Posted by James Newton
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It may not be a huge deal but Japanese police have arrested a 52-year old man for selling modified Wii consoles and copied games after he made over £20,000 (about $28,000) selling the units over a two-year period.
Selling the consoles for around ¥32,000 – ¥12,000 more than a standard Wii – the man reportedly made over ¥3,000,000 through the sale of consoles and DVD-R copies of games. Police seized a further six modified machines, 300 DVD-Rs and the PC used to do the copying.
Just another day in the war against piracy, right? Wait until the best part: the man, who was self-employed, told police he was selling the products because he was "hoping to make some extra money." Stay tuned to see if that watertight defence gets him off the hook.