Nintendo and 54 game software makers on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against distributors of devices that allow unauthorized copies of games to be played on the DS portable game console.
The lawsuit, filed with the Tokyo District Court, seeks
an injunction on the importation and sale of R4
Revolution For DS and similar products by five
foreign-affiliated firms operating in Tokyo.
Known as "majicon," the devices are
essentially adapters that connect to the DS, enabling
memory cards containing pirated games to be loaded.
Besides Nintendo, plaintiffs include Capcom Co. and Square Enix Co..
Nintendo has also
taken legal action in South Korea, obtaining a court
order in July that blocks importing emulation devices
into the country.