The Vii rises in Japan as V-Sports

Another Wii rip-off: the Japanese V-Sports - Image 1A few months ago we heard tell of the Vii, the blatant rip-off of the Wii that was being sold in China. Well, the rip-off managed to get itself a localization in Japan, home of the Nintendo Wii, of all places. More details and pictures of the console (and its own mascot!) in the full article.

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Some of our readers might remember the Vii from a few months back. It was a blatant rip-off of the Nintendo Wii that was being sold in China. It got everything down pat - even the Wiimote. It looks like it did pretty well for itself: apparently it just got a localization in Japan.

This time the console is being sold as V-Sports (wonder what their inspiration was for the name) and being sold at JPÂ¥ 7,980 (US$ 80), a good leap below the JPÂ¥ 22,800 (US$ 229) price tag the Wii has in Amazon Japan.

You'd think the company who manufactures the console would try any other country instead of the home of the Wii. Still, surely there are people out there who are strapped for cash and only want to play Wii Sports V-Sports. It's pretty easy to imagine how the rip-off still survives.

Via Akibablog

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