James Burt, 24 of Queensland in Australia is possibly regretting copying and then uploading New Super Mario Bros Wii. It's going to cost him $1.5 Australian dollars.
The £850,000 equivalent will be paid by Burt of Sinnamon Park in Queensland following an out-of-court settlement to compensate the company for the loss of sales revenue, says the SMH
Burt made the ill-judged move last year, making the game available via download, a week before its official release in November.
The case, brought under the Australian Copyright Act, also entitled the authorities to access Burt's passwords, for social networking sites, his email and any other websites he used.
He's also due to pay Ninty's legal cost (AU$100,000).
Nintendo's Australia MD Rose Lappin was quick to make the most of the case, stating, "It wasn't just an Australian issue, it was a global issue. There was thousands and thousands of downloads, at a major cost to us and the industry really.
"It's not just about us. It's about retailers and if they can't sell the games then they have to bear the costs associated with that."