The Real Reason Behind The Shortages of the R4

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  1. kikoexe
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    say it isn't so.. [​IMG]
     
  2. El-ahrairah

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    Do you have a link to this article or a scan of the page perhaps?

    I'm very skeptical of getting V& for an R4. Besides, if the Chinese government would do such a thing it would only be an empty gesture.
     
  3. When Im Gone

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    Thank God, now we wont be getting anymore of those pesky "CAN THE R4 PLAY GBA ROMS?" threads or the "What store should I buy a R4 from", or the famous "I just got my R4 in xD"
     
  4. doubledash

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    The store i bought mine from said something like that to my friend, and so the r4's price went way up at the store. He got a supercard dsone instead.
     
  5. cubin'

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    wouldn't surprise me at all. china does stuff like this all the time.

    hopefully they'll start production underground or in another country.
     
  6. ugly_rose

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    Well, what can I say. The Chinese don't like the number 4 because it sounds like the word for death when pronounced. The explanation is all there. [​IMG]


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  7. jumpman17

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    If true, then we all just switch our firmware to M3 Simply and get our updates that way.
     
  8. Talaria

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    Actually thats Japanese [​IMG]
     
  9. Don_K

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    With no facts substantiating this claim I can't help but think it's bullshit. If the government shut them down why is their website still up?
     
  10. cubin'

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    hrmm I doubt their server would be on the same property where they make the R4s so the server holding the website would continue to run.

    I'd still like a confirmed source though
     
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    i sincerely hope that this isnt true as i think that R4 owns all [​IMG]
     
  12. 4saken

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    Actually it's either Chinese or both.
     
  13. Takrin

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    i doubt it also, chinese government dont do all that much of stopping bootleggers. they would lose so much money think about it. Fake memory stick/cards/drives, mod chips, flashcarts, rolex, louis vuitton, dvd movies, games, branded clothing, and more which would prob take all day to list.

    all i have to say is dont buy R4 if its overpriced.


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    that 4 thing is Traditional Chinese. so Koreans, Japanese, and Chinese beleive it, also prob other countries that uses it.
     
  14. thomasroberts6

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    If the R4 does go out of stock, doesnt that mean if we ever wanted to sell them they'd be worth alot more?
     
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    I love smart, all-knowing people, such as a certain T-something. [​IMG]
     
  16. Hso

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    I would say that's right, but if people made educated purchases, they would probably be cautious about buying a product which seemingly is getting no future support.

    No hate from me, just my opinion of that question [​IMG]
     
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    umm it sounds like bullshit to me... why would they give a list of buyers in the states to the feds? and then, why would the feds raid homes for modchip thingies?
     
  18. darkambition

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    Am I the only one who realised this was a joke topic?
     
  19. leetdude_007

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    The downloading bastards have finally paid for this. [​IMG]
     
  20. roboz

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    Cause Nintendo and the feds dont want to lose money and modchips are illegal i geuss. Also its pretty easy to look up a list of modchip sellers on the internet.