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

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


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.

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