*fake* Rumor: Factory producing flash card R4 shut down

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  1. m-p{3}
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    *update* read this http://gbatemp.net/index.php?s=&showto...t&p=1036051

     
  2. Bob Evil

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    Well, if that's true, that means the end of the M3 also, as the M3 & R4 are both manufactured in the same factory.

    I'd be amazed if it had closed down ... factories such as those tend to just produce items that customers place orders for ... contract work ... they are rarely owned by the makers of a particular product ... it is more likely that they are still open, but no longer producing the R4.
     
  3. GH0ST

    GH0ST Your Hero is a Ghost

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    Some legal actions are on the way in France but it is not illegal so far ... Previous actions against dev kits all failed ... Piracy is another thing.

    Such devices are becoming Mainstream and it is not good for Nintendo ... and us ;-)
     
  4. Rayder

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    For me, this just means it may be time to buy another flashcart if updates stop coming for the R4. Probably a CycloDS.
     
  5. Harsky

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    Part of me would really like to know how much money they made from selling the R4. That said, I guess the things games shop owners in Hong Kong told me were true when I was buying a flashcart. R4s are no longer the future even though everyone with a DS probably heard of the words R4.

    Shame. It was a nice and simple device without all the bells and whistles that does one thing and that's play roms without much problems.
     
  6. GH0ST

    GH0ST Your Hero is a Ghost

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    I was noobs enough to by a G6 lite at top price and lucky enough to buy a working CycloDS evo last year when the price was exactly the same as the R4. They seized some shops in Paris last year because they were selling more R4 than DS ... it is a big biz... I wonder also ... Prices raised 25% now even with a better euro/$ rate ...

    It is possible to found a linker in Japan but it is harder in France now

    ... According to the french laws, flash cards are not illegal yet... No news from these actions so far ... so it is legal and you can still found some good shops even online ;-)

    Some old news :
    - Video-game Industry Watchdog Clamps Down on Illegal Game Activity in Singapore
    http://www.ibls.com/internet_law_news_port...ews&id=1938
    - ESA cracks down on DS flash cards in Singapore
    http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.php?t=93170

    Rumor:
    Rumor: Nintendo orders seizure of rival DS Flash cards... to promote DSvision
     
  7. Upperleft

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    so .. no updates [​IMG]

    they have an TTDS in one of our stores xD
    maybe i'll get one
     
  8. Searinox

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    Horray a rumor about R4 being nailed, just what the R4 hater trolls have been waiting for. Fire away. XD

    If that's true then the police just won the dumbarse awards for nailing the weakest flashcart on the market instead of going after G6 or Cyclo. Good job guys, that'll surely strike a blow to the NDS piracy industry. *sarcasm*
     
  9. Urza

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    It may be one of the lesser carts on the market in terms of functionality, but you're forgetting that most people aren't well informed on the subject of DS piracy. The R4 is still the most well-known and top-selling flashcart of all time.
     
  10. shaunj66

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    This news is BULL SHIT

    I have been in contact with the R4 Team and they have heard nothing of the sort. The "factory" is going full speed ahead. [​IMG]
     
  11. GH0ST

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  12. m-p{3}
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    Thanks for breaking that up, I was kind of afraid of this rumor to be confirmed [​IMG].
     
  13. Hit

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    R4 Run off with its money while ago already
    There not shutdown they just stopped
     
  14. engruzii

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    good to hear they are still alive but any idea why didn't they release any update "for FF:CC" yet? [​IMG]
     
  15. m-p{3}
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    No idea, but there seems to be an AR code available to fix the freezing issue

    Game ID AFXE C0196935
    120FB658 00000000
     
  16. engruzii

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    well i already know about the code thanks, but i was wandering why didn't they release an update yet cause they usually be the 1st in fixing games problem & what scares me more is that the companies will use even worser protection in their games specially the "big" games like ninja gaiden, FF4, FF tactics, DQ series & more

    so i really hope that they will at least release an update just to let us know they are still alive & they will continue their support to the R4
     
  17. mooney6

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    possible very possibl [​IMG]
     
  18. TrolleyDave

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    So the fact that they continue to produce hardware and release firmware updates says that they've stopped production and run of with the profits?
     
  19. trijicon

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    They are going to start shipping R4 soon,but there is one big problem.

    R4 team decided to raise price a lot like $10 by saying "components price has been increased"(bull shit!),and I am sure this will cause price raise on retail side too.

    They must gone insane because there is other good competitor products like DSTT and Edge which support SDHC(R4 does not).Very bad move to secure more profit,and I am sure they end up with losing
    their matket share by losing other products.

    I really hate to see they are going to monopolize market like this way.