Nintendo and Japanese Game Makers Win Another R4 Legal Victory

Today, Nintendo won another legal battle against R4 devices against two Japanese distributors.

Upholding the ban on R4 devices, a Tokyo court ruled that the accused, two Tokyo-based R4 sellers, must pay a sum total of nearly US$1 million ($944,921) in damages to Nintendo and fifty or so other companies that had joined in the suit.

Those companies included the likes of Konami, Capcom, Square Enix, Level-5, Bandai Namco, and more. You know, essentially the entire Japanese game industry.

Late last year, the Japanese government announced that importing R4 devices was illegal. At that time, selling them was already punishable by law.

ニンテンドーDS用装置(マジコン)に対する [Nintendo]

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