I get it, the DS has been discontinued for quite some time. However, what shocks me is that Amazon is selling carts which have hundreds of games on them, many of which have Nintendo owned IPs.
The fact that Amazon is openly selling carts which have copied games on them though is worrying. Some of these games are still available on the Wii U eShop. There is also the possibility that they may appear on Switch Online at some point.
This practice is making Amazon across its various countries starting to look like a purveyor of knock off goods. Why should it be the case that Amazon are allowed to do this, and yet a small website would be shut down right away?
It’s exactly like going to a dodgy shop and buying these knock off games, except in this occasion it is a billion dollar company that’s selling it. I have associates that have set up store fronts on Amazon and they have been put through stringent checks to ensure that everything is above board. What has happened here with these fake items is deeply worrying, and it shows that there is something wrong at Amazon. Amazon is a fantastic site, it really is. However, situations like this is deeply worrying.
It should be noted that many users are suggesting that these fake cartridges are also damaging their systems. This is something that should be taken heed of as I’m sure the last thing anyone would want is to have their systems damaged.
If you would like to buy legitimate Nintendo hardware, Amazon is great for this, especially with the Switch and they often have great deals on it.
I have reached out to both Nintendo and Amazon about this. I’d be curious to know your thoughts about this down in the comments section below.
Last update on 2021-10-21 As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.