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Nintendo Ordered To Pay $21 Million In Patent Infringement Suit

While Microsoft chose to go the out of court settlement route, Nintendo decided to see the lawsuit though to the end and a year and 9 months later, an East Texas jury has found in favour of Anascape Ltd.

According to the Associated Press, Nintendo has been ordered to pay $21 million for infringing upon one of the company’s patents with its Wii Classic, Wavebird, and GameCube controllers. Nintendo hopes the sum will decrease significantly following the company’s planned appeal.

A spokesperson for Nintendo said while the company planned to appeal the ruling it was pleased that there were no issues with the company’s original Wiimote or Nuncheck controllers.

Microsoft said in a statement that details of the settlement reached May 1 were not going to be disclosed.