Nintendo Sues Modding Business Over Sale of Game-Copying DevicesOwen Good8/07/13 2:30pmFiled to: piracynintendor4ds3dswiilegallawsuitkotaku core3172EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkNintendo today sued a Miami-based modding business saying its operation "blatantly promotes and sells unauthorized Nintendo games" along with flash cards and other devices to copy them. AdvertisementHackYourConsole.com is named in the complaint, filed in federal court for the Southern District of Florida. Its website lists five varieties of R4 flashcards for sale, plus has offered $80 preorders of the "Gateway 3DS" flashcard (pictured above) essentially the counterpart to the R4 that allows copying of DS ROMs. HackYourConsole.com's site says the business was established last year, and that it is an authorized U.S. dealer for all of this hardware.A news release issued by Nintendo today also accused HackYourConsole's operator of providing "services to hack and modify the Wii console and allow the play of illegal software."AdvertisementKotaku left a message for the business at the phone number listed on its site; the message hasn't been returned yet.Of the console makers, Nintendo's antipiracy efforts have been particularly visible because its DS line is specifically affected by R4 cartridges. Nintendo has fought R4 cards and their sellers for years, particularly in Japan, where in November the country outlawed their importation. It has been illegal to import, advertise and sell R4 cartridges in the U.K. since 2010.