This article analyzes the impact of outlaw innovations on the video game market. Rather than solely focusing on piracy in a closed economy, this study discusses the impact of parallel imports (PI) inspired by outlaw innovations. A simple model with one monopolistic hardware manufacturer and one monopolistic software provider selling complementary products in two countries is developed to show three results that are in contrast to general expectation. First, software piracy could be beneficial for both firms. Second, the hardware manufacturer may benefit from PI. Third, consumers in the PI recipient country are not necessarily better off due to PI.