ESA raid on a Mexican market nets 91,200 illegal video games


The folks at the Entertainment Software Association took a trip to Mexico recently. They came back with nice tans, a slight margarita hangover, oh... and 91,200 copies of illegal videogames.

The ESA raided a massive marketplace in Guadalajara, Mexico, and it was there that they seized the 91k of illegal game copies. Also found were 130,000 videogame cover inserts and 3,200 empty game boxes. With the help of Mexican law enforcement, they managed to seize a whopping 20 tons of illegal game goods. 

San Juan de Dios Market (pictured above), one of the largest markets in Guadalajara, is known for selling illegal wares like this huge lot of games. The ESA hopes that this raid will help discourage the sale of illegal game copies in the future.

“Piracy in markets such as San Juan de Dios hurts businesses engaging in the legitimate distribution and retailing of computer and video games,” said Michael D. Gallagher, CEO of the ESA.

Not cool, Mexico. Not cool.

[Via GamePolitics

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