Nintendo Settles with Nyko Over Wireless Nunchuk

Well, this is certainly a switch…

Normally, where lawsuits are concerned, Nintendo keeps things pretty quiet. Yet earlier today, they issued a press release regarding the outcome of their lawsuit with Nyko over the latter’s wireless Nunchuk controller.

Of course, it seems that more often, Nintendo is on the receiving end of a lawsuit. Perhaps the fact they are the ones who initiated this one is the difference maker?

REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Nintendo of America Inc. and Nyko Technologies, Inc. today announced they have settled a lawsuit brought by Nintendo regarding Nintendo’s intellectual property rights relating to its popular Nunchuk├é┬« controller.

Under the agreement, Nyko will continue to sell a redesigned version of its Kama wireless controller.

“We are pleased to have resolved this dispute,” said Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime. “The Nunchuk and Wii brands are familiar to consumers worldwide, and Nintendo is dedicated to vigorous defense of those brands.”

“Nyko Technologies is proud to be an industry leader in gaming accessories,” said Herschel Naghi, CEO of Nyko, “and we will continue to develop exciting products for the benefit of the gaming community.” — Press Release

All’s well that ends well, I suppose, though it leaves unclear just exactly what the redesign will entail.