July 29, 2008 / 7:04 AM / 9 years ago

Nintendo sues 5 Japan firms over game equipment

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.

<p>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</p>

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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