Nintendo sues 5 Japan firms over game equipment

TOKYO Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:44pm EDT

A man tries out the Nintendo DS in Tokyo, April 26, 2007. Nintendo said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against five Japanese firms for importing and selling equipment that enables illegal game programs to be played on Nintendo's popular DS portable video game player. REUTERS/Kiyoshi Ota

A man tries out the Nintendo DS in Tokyo, April 26, 2007. Nintendo said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against five Japanese firms for importing and selling equipment that enables illegal game programs to be played on Nintendo's popular DS portable video game player.

Credit: Reuters/Kiyoshi Ota

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nintendo Co Ltd 7974.OS said on Tuesday it had filed a lawsuit against five Japanese firms for importing and selling equipment that enables illegal game programs to be played on Nintendo's popular DS portable video game player.

Nintendo said it filed the lawsuit earlier in the day at the Tokyo District Court together with 54 other Japanese software makers.

(Reporting by Aiko Hayashi)

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