$1.5 million for pirating a single videogame?
And that was an out of court settlement. God knows what his lawyers told him he was at risk of the court ordering.
How does that in any way fit with the criminal sentencing scale? Parliament understands that a crime against a corporation is not actually more serious than a crime against a human being, right?
(Also, loved the bizarre attempt by Nintendo to use this incident to try to justify regularly releasing products here late – or never releasing them at all. Which they’ve been doing for years.)
UPDATE: Kotaku thinks there’s something fishy about the matter.