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DS Flash card manufacturer wins battle against Nintendo

by Steven Williamson on 7 December 2009, 17:30

Tags: Nintendo (TYO:7974), DS

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It's no secret that Nintendo has been hot on the heels of manufacturers of the notorious flash cards for the Nintendo DS which allow gamers to download titles free of charge from bittorrent sites, but its latest battle against piracy has been lost.

The judged ruled in favour of French company, Divineo Group, in a major court battle in Paris, Max Console reports. Though the court papers haven't officially been released, Max Console suggests that part of the reason why Divineo won was because the judge disagreed with the fact that Nintendo purposely lock out developers from their consoles.

Though this is a significant ruling for manufacturers and sellers of the flash cards, who'll see this is a major victory, it certainly doesn't mean that other judges will rule the same way. They'll be many cases of Nintendo taking Flash card makers to court over the next few years and they'll be hoping to at least stem piracy, which has been a major problem for the company ever since Nintendo DS launched in 2005.