Nintendo has filed a lawsuit in Japan against five retailers for "importing and selling equipment that enables illegal game programs to be played on [the Nintendo DS]" -- presumably flash carts such as R4
. According to Reuters
, Nintendo is joined by 54 other Japanese developers.
While the lawsuit is intended to thwart piracy, an unfortunate side effect is a hit to the homebrew community
. If you were ever planning to pick up a flash cart for the DS, you might want to go ahead and grab one while you can.