Nintendo continues to make the pirating life a taxing affair

The crusade against games piracy tromps onward. Nintendo reports that the company has seized almost 30,000 copyright-infringing devices so far this year, including, most notably, copies of the R4 chip. Nintendo claims that the devices cause “tremendous loss” and “hinder sound growth and development of the entire computer game industry.”

The numbers come after a July announcement that Nintendo, backed by a number of other games manufacturers including Square-Enix and Capcom, would be suing companies that import and sell piracy devices like the R4.