Nintendo strikes again with not one but two lawsuits aimed at the hacking community and this time, Team Xecuter’s resellers are in their crosshairs. In this article, we’re going to take a look at these lawsuit which also include mention of the upcoming SX Lite & SX Core hacking solutions together with what these could mean to end-users.
Nintendo files lawsuit against 9 American Team Xecuter resellers
Late last week, Nintendo of America filed two law suits, one in Ohio and another in Seattle, against 9 Team Xecuter resellers mentioned on their website. The resellers in question include:
Just days after Nintendo filed the lawsuits, UberChips has already ceased operations and is issuing refunds to those who pre-ordered SX Core & SX Lite
This website, which was hit by an individual law suit as opposed to a joint lawsuit for the 8 websites above, is currently in the process of refunding all SX Core & SX Lite pre-orders presumably due to the lawsuit
According to the lawsuits, Nintendo is primarily taking issue with the fact that the aforementioned resellers were selling Team Xecuter’s SX Pro which is a dongle for easily hacking fusee-gelee vulernable Switch consoles while also coming with a license for SX OS which, as Nintendo states, allows one to “copy, share, distribute, and use pirated games”. However, Nintendo also made direct mention of Team Xecuter’s upcoming SX Lite and SX Core modchips in their lawsuits stating its intention to also go after those taking pre-orders for these hacking solutions that allow one to hack the Switch Lite and unhackable Switch units respectively.
When it comes to damages, Nintendo is seeking $2,500 for every ‘circumvention device’ sold by these resellers while also seeking $150,000 for every copyright violation of its intellectual property.
What does this all mean for the regular end-user?
While these lawsuits will obviously not make it impossible to obtain an SX Lite or SX Core modchip in the USA, doing so may become more difficult as Nintendo has shown that they’re fully aware of what Team Xecuter’s up to
One of the primary implications of Nintendo’s lawsuits is that a fair amount of Team Xecuter’s American resellers have been wiped out which might make it more difficult to obtain an SX Core or SX Lite unit for unhackable Switch consoles. Furthermore, the lawsuits also make it abundantly clear that Nintendo is fully aware of Team Xecuter’s upcoming hacking solutions meaning that new hardware revisions might be introduced in order to make SX Lite and SX Core incompatible with newer Switch consoles.
However, this will probably not stop one’s ability from getting their hands on an SX Lite/Core modchip when they are released to the public although it may become harder to do so especially if Nintendo decides to take legal action in other countries or regions as well. It is important to state that such legal action has a decent chance of succeeding especially since Team Xecuter is not against playing backups (i.e. piracy) as they were mentioned in a recent SX OS changelog and also because the Switch is a current-generation console meaning that the piracy enabled by SX Core & SX Lite could lead to vast sums of money being lost by Nintendo and other game publishers.
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