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Why the ‘Lockpick’ DMCA Blitz Should Surprise Absolutely No One * TorrentFreak


lockpickNintendo’s N64 console went on sale in Japan in June 1996, selling for ¥25,000 (around US$185). By the end of day one, all 300,000 units had sold out.

For hardcore gamers in Europe facing a release date eight months away, importing an N64 was a tempting but expensive option. Adjusted for inflation, imported Japanese N64s changed hands for the equivalent of $1,400 in today’s money; a copy of Super Mario 64? A snip at $165.

Months before the console was finally released in Europe, N64 went on sale in the United States. Imported into the gray market in Europe, US cartridges were cheaper than their Japanese counterparts. Unfortunately, Japanese console owners soon found that while US cartridges would play on their machines, Nintendo had ensured that they wouldn’t physically fit in the slot.

The restrictions could be removed by dismantling the N64 but removing Nintendo’s security screws required a special tool that was difficult to source. Jumping through these hoops to play…

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