Nintendo and 49 other companies prevail in R4 card lawsuit

Tuesday, 9 July 2013 15:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Nintendo along with 49 companies such as Namco bandai, Level-5, Index, Capcom, D3 Publisher and Square Enix software have won in a lawsuit brought against Majikon R4 cartridge sellers in Tokyo.

The Tokyo District Court ruled that the two R4 sellers will have to pay out ¥95,625,000 ($944,92) to platiffs involved in the suit.

In addition, due to the revised Unfair Competition Prevention Law, which came into effect in December 2011, criminal penalties are introduced for import and sale of these devices.

A complete ban was placed on R4 cards by the Japanese government in May 2012.

Thanks, Kotaku.

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