R4Card 10 Jul

Nintendo and 49 other companies including Capcom, Index, Namco Bandai and Square Enix have won a lawsuit which was brought against Majikon R4 cartridge sellers in Tokyo.

The Tokyo district court ruled that the two Tokyo-based R4 resellers must pay a total of ¥95,625,000 (around $952,319) to Nintendo and the 49 other companies involved in the suit.

The R4 cartridges are devices that allow users to play pirated games on Nintendo handhelds. In 2011 selling the devices was made punishable by law and late last year the Japanese government announced that importing the devices was illegal.

(via VG247, Kotaku)