NEWS: Nintendo Bans R4 Cards, Wins Over $6.3 Million in Piracy Battle

In a press release issued earlier today, Nintendo has announced that it has won 4.8 million Euros (over 6.3 million U.S. dollars) in damages and has successfully banned the flash cards in France.  Additionally, the Paris Court of Appeals has imposed over 460,000 Euro in criminal fines and even ordered suspended prison terms in certain cases.

The case has been in the works since 2007, and with this ruling, France now joins the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Italy, Belguim, and Australia in the ban on the importation, sales, and distribution of these flash cards.

Stephen Bole, the Managering Director of France, had this to say on the issue:

“Nintendo supported this criminal action not only for the company’s sake, but for the interests of its game developer partners who spend time and money legitimately developing software for Nintendo’s game platforms, and customers who expect the highest standards and integrity from products bearing the Nintendo name.”

These little flash cards have been a pain in the neck for Nintendo, allowing their owners to download pirated DS games.



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