Sales of some Wii and GameCube controllers may be banned in the US

Tuesday, 22nd July 2008 20:39 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Wow. According to this Bloomberg report, it looks as though Nintendo may actually, properly have to pull the Wii Classic Controller, WaveBird controller and GameCube controller after the firm lost a patent-infringement fight against Texan firm Anascape.

The action has been put on hold while Nintendo appeals the decision, but if upheld Nintendo will be legally forced to remove the controllers from sale.

Make sure you read that piece.



  1. wz

    IIRC correctly, MS and/or Sony also lost that same case earlier, and still sell their stuff. I’ll have to search for it, really not sure.

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Sony and Microsoft have already settled. I’m still not entirely clear what the patent is for. The Bloomberg report doesn’t exactly explain it very well.

    #2 7 years ago

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