Nintendo has sued Canadian hacker Gary Bowser for selling a gadget that could illegally play games on Nintendo Switch. The hacker shares his name with the character Bowser, one of the most famous opponents of the Super MarioNintendo franchise.
According to US law enforcement, Bowser was part of Team Xecuter, a company that sold game consoles capable of playing illegally downloaded games.
With the gadgets, owners would no longer have to buy the games, resulting in lost revenue for the game companies. Nintendo is now asking $ 2,500 (over $ 2,000) per released console. The Japanese company also wants to see $ 150,000 for each copyright infringement.
Bowser released in October stopped. His alleged colleague Max Louarn has also been detained since then due to his involvement in the Xecuter team. The two were then charged with 11 crimes.
This is not the first time that the name Bowser has been associated with Nintendo. The company hired a CEO of the same name in 2015: Doug Bowser. Since April 2019, he has been Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American branch of Nintendo.