Counterfit Wii anthologies found in the Philippines

Piracy is the word of the week, folks. While Nintendo is trying everything they can on their end to curb piracy, counterfeiters in the Philippines are doing their best to churn out as many crappy pirated games as possible. And for a heck of a price.

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For just under $10, you can grab yourself the coveted 4-in-1 “Zelda Collectors Edition”, which includes- Four Swords Adventures, The Wind Waker, Twilight Princess, and Ocarina Time. For the same price, you are able to tag on a disc featuring Shadow the Hedgehog and Sonic Riders. While $10 for four Zelda games is a steal (ha!), I pity the person who gets suckered into buying Shadow the Hedgehog for such a high price.

Has anybody been to any flee markets lately? I wouldn’t doubt that some pirated Wii discs are popping up in these things- just like your old car stereo. Shame on them.

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  • Joey

    It’s times like these that I kick myself for the fact that I bought Shadow the day it came out at full price. There’s 50 bucks I’ll never see again. Bleh.

  • drktrpr1

    I love how Shadow and Riders are packaged as a Wii game…At least TP is a Wii game.

  • I picked up Shadow the Hedgehog for full price on its release date. Sure, it’s no Sonic game, but I didn’t mind spending $50 for it.

    I’m pretty sure I already have a Zelda Collector’s Edition disc. A legit one that cost about $10 less than that one. 😛

  • Seems like a lot of work for some cheap games. Are they really selling that many copies that it’s worth spending all this time on box art. Wouldn’t it be easier to just go out and buy the games?

  • matthew

    The videogame market is quite different in some countries, where piracy runs rampant because legitimate copies of the game are way too expensive (taxes, import fees, etc). Take for instance, Brazil, where the overwhelming majority of games sold are pirated.

    So yeah, I bet that these counterfeit games are selling pretty well.

  • Hax0rz

    Notice the Title of Ocarina of time is just.

    Legend of Zelda: Ocarina Time.

    Come on now gaming-pirates is “of” really that bad.

  • matthew

    I love broken english.