Ever heard of the Nintendo 64 ique player console?
Nintendo curbing piracy with the Nintendo 64 ique player, which was a way to download games on a flash card.
Released in November of 2003, the ique player was a controller that you plugged into your TV and you can play Nintendo 64 games. the ique had cartridge and flash card inputs, which was very different to the Nintendo 64 system cartridge slot method. The system was manufactured by ique in China, as the console's unusual game distribution was an attempt to curb piracy in that region. Games consisted of a few Nintendo 64 tiles, such as the legend of zelda ocarina of time, super mario 64, starfox 64 as well as other first party Nintendo titles. The games were stored on a 64 MB flash card which was inside a single cartridge that you put into the controller (which is the main console) for at the time was a different approach to gaming in general. The console had some demos that came with the system, as they were time demos. Another thing was that you were able to download games by connecting your very own ique system to your PC, and you can purchase games at "ique depot" which was very similar concept to xbox live, playstation network, or the eshop that we use today for our current, or next gen consoles. The whole idea behind the Nintendo ique player was Nintendo attempt to limit the overabundance of piracy of video games that was going on in China.