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Man arrested in Japan for selling modded Super Famicom Classic Editions

39-year-old Tomoyuki Miyamoto has been arrested in Japan for selling modded Super Famicom Classic Mini consoles. Miyamoto had added games to the console, including Super Mario Bros., and then sold each one for 61,500 yen. Miyamoto has been charged under the Copyright Act and is awaiting sentencing.

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Him having Miyamoto as his last name makes reading this article funnier.

He even plagerized Shiggy's name.

That's a lot of money for a modded SFC Classic ($550 USD)... there are modded SNES Classics on eBay for around $150, and as an added bonus you won't get arrested, because the U.S. treats Copyright violations as a civil offense for the most part.

The problem here is that he didn't sell the modded console alone but that he sold the games as well.

Any modded console that has been sold does not come bundled with games unless they get the license for those games.

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