Nintendo Wii Sued £3 Million for Flying Wiimote Smashing Family TV
Some things in life, like good eggs and ham, just go well together. And Japanese video game giant Nintendo's other half appears to be... litigation.
- 1983 MCA Vs. Nintendo over Donkey Kong game
- 1987-1991(?) Nintendo Vs. Blockbuster Entertainment over photocopying of NES manuals
- 1988 Nintendo Vs. Camerica Ltd. over clones of NES Advantage
- 1989 Nintendo Vs. Camerica Ltd. over violation of patents in creating the Game Genie for the NES
- 1989 Nintendo Vs. Tengen over patent violations
- 1989 Nintendo Vs. Tengen over who had the legal right to sell Tetris
- 1990 Nintendo Vs. Color Dreams over producing NES games without an official license
- 1991 New York State Vs. Nintendo over illegal monopoly on the video game market.
- 1994 Alpex Computer Corp. Vs. Nintendo with the former claiming the NES infringed on their patents
- 1995 Nintendo Vs. Samsung Electronics over spread of illegally produced counterfeit cartridges
- 1997 Nintendo Vs. Games City over selling and advertising of CDs of pirated Nintendo software.
- 1997 Nintendo Vs. Prima Publishing over allegedly copying a screenshot map of the N64 game
- 1999 Nintendo Vs. Bung Enterprises Ltd. over alleged backup devices for the Game Boy, SNES and N64 violating Nintendo's copyright
- 2000 Ali Uri Geller Vs. Nintendo - famous spoon bending psychic alledged that Pokemon character Kadabra is based on his own character
Notice how the Wii is missing from that list? Well, no more, all thanks to a pissed off Colorado mother who recently filed a £3 million class-action lawsuit against them. According to The [Game Daily], her son smashed their 52-inch Samsung television with a Wii controller playing virtual bowling. Why? Because the wrist strap attached to the controller is "ineffective for its intended use", causing it to fly out of the user's hand. Nintendo's fault, obviously. Wiight.