Nintendo convinces eBay and Amazon to ban DS flashcarts

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by Link5084, May 22, 2009.

  1. Link5084
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    http://www.joystiq.com/2009/05/22/nintendo...-ds-flashcarts/

    Nintendo has announced that it has reached an agreement with Amazon and eBay through which the shopping sites will prohibit the sale of the R4 and other DS flashcarts.

    "Nintendo is pleased with the co-operation it has received from both eBay and Amazon to prevent the sales of game copying devices," Nintendo's global head of anti-piracy, Jodie Daughtery told MCV. eBay has actually pulled auctions for copying devices for years (presumably as an "item encouraging illegal activity), so if there is a policy update, it involves even more vigilant policing of auctions.

    Amazon UK games director Chris Poad told MCV that Amazon has a "notice and take down" process for its third-party Marketplace. "So where a third party believes that their IP has been infringed, they can highlight it and we can take it down. This is what happened in the case of the R4."

    Now Nintendo just has the rest of the Internet to deal with in its efforts to curtail DS piracy (and, as an extremely unfortunate side effect, homebrew).
     


  2. DanTheManMS

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    Ebay's banned all game copiers for years. This is no change for them. Only thing different now is that noobs can't get their R4s from Amazon anymore, which can only be a good thing.
     
  3. Joe88

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    yea

    at least now amazon will be flast cart free

    I only ever saw R4 clones on there anyway and they were like $50...
     
  4. Camshi

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    Amazon had virtually had none on there and the few that made it on, got pulled as far as I know [​IMG]
     
  5. dark42

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    Actually several years ago I got a legit R4 from an Amazon seller for like $25, back when it was at the top of the heap. Maybe I lucked out and got a legit one...
     
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    So?
    Noone I know is stupid enough to buy one from Amazon/eBay cause most cards are overpriced AND/OR fake.
     
  7. UltraMagnus

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    well, ebay has banned them for years.

    its good that amazon has banned them IMO, all they had was overprice R4 clones.
     
  8. elixirdream

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    since 99.9% would get it from other source~!
    therefore, hooray for nintendo
     
  9. BoxShot

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    Well .... lol who actually buys them off ebay since usually just dropship from dx probably.
     
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    Thanks, Nintendo! You have succeeded in making it easier for people to get their flashcards from cheaper sources (Kickgaming, DealExtreme, etc). Now they're gonna save more money (maybe buy a larger SD Micro card for less cash spent compared to buying from Amazon) and you're gonna lose even more money. Dumbasses.
     
  11. Joe88

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    alot of people have no idea those sites exist though
    however they do know main sites like amazon and ebay which are very popular shopping sites, also craigslist
     
  12. Domination

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    I searched "acekard 2i ship to US" on google. And gamebygame was on the first page. Hooray for nintendo!
     
  13. soldialga

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    nintendo keep saying r4 r4 r4 r4 r4 nintendo hasn't say anything about r4 clone lol
     
  14. nicky041192

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    or any other flashcarts... nintendo doesnt know there are other better carts out there XD.
     
  15. Domination

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    I wonder why is that so? Maybe Iwata is a n00b who doesn't know how to use google? [​IMG]
     
  16. elixirdream

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    hahahahah
    this is the list of r4 i got [​IMG]

    R4 SDHC
    R4 SDHC / R4 New
    R4-II
    R4-III / R4 Upgrade
    R4-III / R4 Upgrade
    R4-III SDHC
    R4 Advance / R4i Advance
    R4 Deluxe / R4i Deluxe
    R4-New
    R4 Plus
    R4 Pro
    R4 Team
    R4 Top
    R4X / R4-V
    Gold R4i
    Hyper-R4i
    Super R4i
    R4 Ultra / R4i
    R4i
    R4i Neo
    R4i-SDHC
    R4i Upgrade
     
  17. soldialga

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    [​IMG]
     
  18. Domination

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    [​IMG]
    ^Al-Qaeda-R4i-ultra-super-gold-revolution-pro-upgrade-SDHC

    Just to add on [​IMG]
     
  19. elixirdream

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    yes ... [​IMG]
    i forgot about that~!

    damn r4 surely is a cool brand name
    i wonder can i register r4 in china and sue all those r4 clones for money
     
  20. Domination

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    The money you get there can't even cover half of the cost when ninty sues you [​IMG]

    ~R4 is the next big thing, Believe it~

    Iwata probably feels cutting down on r4 will cut down a large portion of pirates cos there are so many r4s on the market. What can I say? Use the google next time Iwata-kun. Use it.