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3DS flash cartridges barred from import in Japan

The Japanese government has cracked down further on flash (R4) cartridges for Nintendo handhelds.

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R4 headlines

  • Japan blocks sale of R4 carts

    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 […]

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  • ELSPA DS piracy story "completely false"

    Whoops. The ELSPA story doing the round a few days ago concerning R4 carts and US DS piracy is, to be blunt, a load of old bollocks. The newspaper piece claimed that manager of ELSPA’s Intellectual Property Crime Unit, John Hillier, had said, “The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 percent of Nintendo […]

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  • "90 percent" of US DS gamers use R4, says ELSPA

    ELSPA has issued a startling figure regarding DS piracy in a UK newspaper, claiming that up to 90 percent of American DS owners are playing illegal games using R4 carts. “The implications are massive. In America it’s thought 90 percent of Nintendo users are playing pirated games because of R4s,” said John Hillier, manager of […]

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