Piracy doesn't pay, but Nintendo forgives you

Those of you with especially good memories may recall the story of Australian gamer James Burt, who was successfully sued by Nintendo in 2010 to the tune of $1.5M AUD (around $1.3M USD, or £839K) for illegally copying New Super Mario Bros. Wii and making it available for download on the web.

It would appear that Nintendo is prepared to let bygones be bygones, and has apparently sent Burt a very exclusive gift: a limited edition Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD Ganon statue which is not available in Australia.

Posting a photo of himself on Reddit to prove his claim, Burt also said:

James Burt from Australia here, just saying I think it's ironic that out of everyone in Australia they could have chosen, I get given a Ganon statue for being a good customer of Nintendo.

This was the same statue given out in the UK for Wind Waker HD pre-orders, however was not here in Aus. I was told I was chosen from Nintendo and received it today. I'm very grateful they chose me, don't get me wrong and I do still love Nintendo even after being sued.

UPDATE: I was given a phone call from my local EBGames saying Nintendo chose me and to come pick it up. No actual reason for winning and EBGames had no info on it just that I won. No papers came with it just the figure in a Nintendo brown box.

It's nice to know that time does indeed heal all wounds.

[source gonintendo.com]