Capcom Suing Koei Tecmo for 980 Million Yen

by William D'Angelo, posted on 26 August 2014 / 5,327 Views

Capcom is suing Koei Tecmo over patent infringement over 50 of its games for a total of 980 million yen ($9.4 million). This is according to a report on Sankei and translated by Siliconera. One of the games noted is Samurai Warriors: Xtreme Legends.

The patent in question was filed in 2002 by Capcom. It is about letting players in a new version of a game able to import content from an older version. This can be referring to expansion packs on discs that can used with the original disc of the game.

Capcom is also looking to acquire between 5 and 10 percent in licensing fees, as well the suspension of sales of many Koei Tecmo games.

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A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. Outside, in the real world, he has a passion for the outdoors which includes everything from hiking to having received his B.A. in Environmental Studies. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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10 Comments

JohannStein (on 26 August 2014)

Capcom is being stupid...again


DemoniOtaku (on 26 August 2014)

CRAPcom, being jerks... nothing new here -.-


spemanig (on 26 August 2014)

Only $10m?? Geeze, they really are desperate for money.


ganoncrotch (on 26 August 2014)

I guess if you can't make money with your own games maybe try going after other peoples money?


FujiokaMidori (on 26 August 2014)

Wow... really... I never EVER thought SHITCOM was THIS DESPERATE.


Yafea (on 26 August 2014)

Capcom will be capcom, only looking after the mighty $$$


ninjaman003 (on 26 August 2014)

@spemanig it's closer to 9 million. They really are desperate.


cheshirescat (on 26 August 2014)

That number irks me, just round it up to an even billion, come on!


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padib (on 26 August 2014)

As much as I like Capcom, I don't think gaming companies should be cannibalizing each other when the mobile threat to dedicated gaming is growing.


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