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Nintendo wins another legal battle against R4 flashcart resellers

Jordan Mallory

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Nintendo has achieved another victory in its ongoing quest to rid the world of the R4 flashcart. The Tokyo District Court has ruled that two Japanese resellers of the homebrew/piracy-enabling device owe Nintendo (and 49 other companies, including Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco Bandai) ¥95,625,000, or roughly $946,113 at today's exchange rates.

Nintendo et al.'s victory also reinforces legislation passed into Japanese law in 2009, which makes it illegal to sell R4 carts in the country. Another blow to the R4 was dealt last year, when new law made importing the device into Japan illegal as well.

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