It’s Now Illegal to Sell the R4 in France


The R4 is a complicated best. On one hand, it lets you pirate games. On the other hand, it let’s you make homebrew DS games. Nintendo is obviously against the thing, and they’re claiming it as a victory that the Paris Court of Appeals has determined that the distribution and sale of the R4 device is a crime in France and has issued a pile of fines to six companies who had been selling them. This is what we call a strong message to retailers: sell them, and you’re going in the hole. They’re certainly making it not worth it now.

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