Over 15,000 counterfeit Nintendo products were collected today across 12 distributors in Guadalajara. Of those 4,500 were Wii game discs. This wasn’t the first time that Nintendo has worked with Mexican authorities to fight against counterfeits, Last month, Nintendo stopped a shipment of more than 5,500 counterfeit Nintendo products entering Manzanillo, exported from China. Prior to that, 23 stores were shut down and more than 56,000 counterfeit Nintendo products were confiscated, including 11,000 counterfeit Wii discs, in San Juan de Dios market in Guadalajara.
“Mexico is Nintendo’s largest market in Latin America, where the problem of video game piracy is widespread,” said Jodi Daugherty, Nintendo of America’s senior director of anti-piracy.