I recently purchased a copy of Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride from a large retail corporation. It turns out that the game is a fake, as I cannot advance beyond the first scene of the game. This is part of the game's copy protection. I've contacted the store from which I bought the game and they are doing their best to right the wrong from their end by finding another copy for me.
I was wondering: should one contact the game publisher or anyone about this? Since it is a DS game, I have looked at contacting Nintendo. They reference the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), which is a US-based trade association.
I don't really know if contacting any group would help, but I'm eager to help prevent this from happening to anyone else. Does anyone have any experience with this?