and other flashcarts, used in some
cases (if not most
) to pirate Nintendo DS games, are no longer allowed to be sold, advertised or imported into the UK. According to GI.biz
, London's High Court ruled that the devices are illegal -- much to the chagrin of those who use it for actual homebrew purposes -- because it requires bypassing Nintendo's security to use.
Nintendo and friends
have been working hard to wipe out the R4 devices around the world
. Nintendo claims that over 100,000 R4 devices have been seized in the UK since 2009.