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Nintendo sues another R4 flash cart seller

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 May 2010 4:05 User comments (7)

Nintendo sues another R4 flash cart seller Nintendo this week has filed another lawsuit against an online retailer that continues to sell R4 flash carts.
Flash carts are used to run homebrew and other legal features on the Nintendo DS and DSi handhelds, but also allow for the easy playback of pirated ROMs.

Just last month, Nintendo blamed piracy for a massive 50 percent drop in software sales in Europe.

The suit was filed against NXPGAME, which has continued selling the devices and ignored all cease-and-desist letters from Nintendo.

The owners behind NXPGAME previously shut down their site and stopped selling the R4, but then within weeks had set up an "identical business at a different website address," redirecting old traffic to the new site.

Besides "willfully infringing on the company's intellectual property rights," Nintendo also says the company's site violates copyrights by using trademarks without permission.

The R4 and similar devices were ruled illegal last year in a court decision which said the flash cart violates the DMCA.

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7 user comments

115.5.2010 6:07

Unbelievable...people still buy flashcarts?

Hey nintendo...your 50% drop in sales is due to crummy products...you should be thanking people like this; you make money on hardware, and no one buys your games anyway.

215.5.2010 6:54
Paula_X
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Haven't they looked at the European situation?.. 3 countries bankrupt and on the verge of complete economic collapse.. the rest staggering on with cuts everywhere including shorter working hours or unemployment.. for everybody except the top 5% that is.. 110k jobs gone in the Uk in 3 months (where I live the actual real figure is 62% not economically active.. not working.. up 16k this year alone.. female unemployment over 40 is 83%.. parents with kids who want to buy games have no money) .. what do people stop buying when times get really hard and basic necessities inflation is running at 40%?.. toys.. 50% drop in "luxury goods" sales.. theres a surprise.. the second hand market for games is still good... probably up some as desperate people sell their used stuff and others grab up the used bargains.

Get sick of these big corporations whining.. I bet their hardware sales figures are similar.. they don't tell that though do they while they accuse "piracy" of harming their business based on pure hot air.. defence should demand overall sales figures and total new release sales.. lets see what is actually going on.. they are in a buyers market now, if there is nothing new to buy, no new releases, and no reason to fork out full new price when used is available.. then why should people be considered stupid sheep who will pay full mew price against 25-50% discount for used?.. hehehehe

My experience is around 10% of ds owners use changed consoles and flash carts.. 10% .. that doesn't equate to 50% in any way.

When people have no excess cash they can't buy things.. which is why HD tv and other gimmicky modern toys aren't selling.. Make do and mend is now the order of the day.. People who have never known any different aren't affected that much. I don't ever buy new things, so I don't miss wasting cash on them every week.. but for people who are used to squander and waste it will really hurt to not have a new tv "just because they want one" and not because their old one is broken beyond viable repair.. the boom-bust cycle has flipped back to bust, as it always must. There is no way to have growth in everything every single year.. the end of the capitalist greed system is at hand.. It's failed, and failed in a big way..

315.5.2010 9:45

Originally posted by Paula_X:
Haven't they looked at the European situation?.. 3 countries bankrupt and on the verge of complete economic collapse.. the rest staggering on with cuts everywhere including shorter working hours or unemployment.. for everybody except the top 5% that is.. 110k jobs gone in the Uk in 3 months (where I live the actual real figure is 62% not economically active.. not working.. up 16k this year alone.. female unemployment over 40 is 83%.. parents with kids who want to buy games have no money) .. what do people stop buying when times get really hard and basic necessities inflation is running at 40%?.. toys.. 50% drop in "luxury goods" sales.. theres a surprise.. the second hand market for games is still good... probably up some as desperate people sell their used stuff and others grab up the used bargains.

Get sick of these big corporations whining.. I bet their hardware sales figures are similar.. they don't tell that though do they while they accuse "piracy" of harming their business based on pure hot air.. defence should demand overall sales figures and total new release sales.. lets see what is actually going on.. they are in a buyers market now, if there is nothing new to buy, no new releases, and no reason to fork out full new price when used is available.. then why should people be considered stupid sheep who will pay full mew price against 25-50% discount for used?.. hehehehe

My experience is around 10% of ds owners use changed consoles and flash carts.. 10% .. that doesn't equate to 50% in any way.

When people have no excess cash they can't buy things.. which is why HD tv and other gimmicky modern toys aren't selling.. Make do and mend is now the order of the day.. People who have never known any different aren't affected that much. I don't ever buy new things, so I don't miss wasting cash on them every week.. but for people who are used to squander and waste it will really hurt to not have a new tv "just because they want one" and not because their old one is broken beyond viable repair.. the boom-bust cycle has flipped back to bust, as it always must. There is no way to have growth in everything every single year.. the end of the capitalist greed system is at hand.. It's failed, and failed in a big way..
Very well said

415.5.2010 10:19

nintendo sux anyway

515.5.2010 10:19

r4s are crap, I like edge

615.5.2010 11:05

in this case they were giving instructions on how to get downloaded games.....

715.5.2010 13:58

Oh goodie. Love having R4i's (printed as Acekards GRRRRRR). They do work with the NDSi's I have but I had to flash them with a regular NDS first, and with the mislabeling I had to figure out to use the R4i firmware instead.

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