Having conquered both the Xbox 360 and PS3 in sales, Nintendo's biggest competitor may be freeloading pirates. After its annual lobby efforts with the US Trade Representative, the company singled out Brazil, China, Korea, Mexico, Paraguay, and Spain as piracy havens and asked the government to take further steps to combat Nintendo bootlegs for example, pressuring offending nations to clean up their act.

For the uninitiated, a black market DS cartridge can be purchased online to enable the playback of illegally downloaded games saved to a micro SD card. The Wii can also be modified with a "mod chip" to play DVDs, homebrewed software, and illegally copied games. Although Nintendo gave China the dubious honor of being the hub of production for counterfeit Nintendo products, it also blamed Brazil, Korea, Mexico, Paraguay, and Spain for having lax legislation to combat piracy.



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