U.S. agency to probe Nintendo systems after rival’s complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it will investigate certain gaming console systems from Nintendo Co Ltd after California-based Gamevice Inc filed a complaint alleging that their importation infringed on its patents.

The Nintendo booth is shown at the E3 2017 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, California, U.S. June 13, 2017. REUTERS/ Mike Blake

The ITC said in a statement its probe involved “certain portable gaming console systems with attachable handheld controllers and components” and that it would make a final determination as soon as practical.

Reporting by Susan Heavey

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