Japanese court has just blocked sales of the R4 all across Japan

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by Link5084, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Link5084

    Link5084 Sword & Shield at your service

    Aug 6, 2008
    United States

    ast year, Nintendo (and 53 other companies) took action against the makers of the R4 cart, a device which allows, amongst other things, the pirating of games on a DS. Today, they won big.

    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.

    The statement concludes with the 54 companies saying they'll continue to pursue other manufacturers of similar devices.

    It'll be interesting to see what effect this ruling has on the status of the R4 in other markets.

    So since R4 is illegal to sell in markets in Japan, what about the other R4 like clones there?
  2. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

    Apr 7, 2008
    Toronto, Canader!
    there's another thread about this