Japan blocks sale of R4 carts

Friday, 27 February 2009 09:02 GMT By Patrick Garratt


A Japanese court has ruled that the sale of DS’s R4 cart is illegal.

From Kotaku:

The Tokyo District Court has found against the Chinese makers of the R4 – officially known as the “R4 Revolution for DS” – and granted an injunction against sales of the device, prompting Nintendo, Square Enix & Capcom to issue statements proclaiming that they’re a “violation under Japan’s laws”.

Most outlets have already halted sales of the R4 following pressure from the lawsuit (and the publishers, such as Nintendo & Capcom, backing it), but this ruling now makes it official: you can’t legally sell the thing in Japan.

More through there.