The appeal failed! Real Mario Racing compensation increased to 50 million yen

In 2017, Nintendo filed a lawsuit against MariCar, now known as Mari Mobility, in Tokyo, Japan, alleging that it used game IP, such as Mario Racing, for commercial activities without Nintendo’s consent, and a 2018 court ruled that MariCar 10 million yen in compensation to Nintendo. But because MariCar filed an appeal, the amount of compensation has risen to 50 million yen after a retrial.

The appeal failed! Real Mario Racing compensation increased to 50 million yen

MariCar on the streets of Tokyo

MariCar’s use of Mario’s character costume was unfair competition, requiring compensation to talling 50 million yen from Nintendo and a halt to all unfair competition, according to a final judgment released today (January 29).

The appeal failed! Real Mario Racing compensation increased to 50 million yen

Final judgment made public on Nintendo’s official website

MariCar officials also said in a statement that they deeply regret the court’s final decision and will respond after learning more about the content.