The monopoly that Nintendo held with the NES in the 1980s and early 90s grew to the point where retailers and consumers were getting affected by Nintendo's policies. Nintendo games did not decrease in price with time, leaving consumers with strict choices of games based on finances, and retailers would allegedly receive threats from Nintendo to withdraw their merchandise for carrying competing software. Congress and the Federal Trade Commission took notice of this and opened an investigation against Nintendo. Their policies were later ruled illegal in Japan and North America.
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