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The Japanese government has further cracked down on the use of flash cartridges in the country by banning all imports.

According to 47 News (translated by Kotaku), the importing of 3DS/DS flash cartridges is now illegal. Prior to this import ban selling the cartridges at retail had been outlawed meaning that importing was the only option.

The flash devices are used for loading custom firmware on Nintendo’s handhelds which Homebrew users use to create apps etc, however the cartridges are predominantly used for pirating software.

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3DS/DS Flash Cartridge Imports Now Illegal in Japan

The Japanese government has further cracked down on the use of flash cartridges in the country by banning all imports.

By Matthew Bennett | 11/23/2012 07:17 AM PT

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The Japanese government has further cracked down on the use of flash cartridges in the country by banning all imports.

According to 47 News (translated by Kotaku), the importing of 3DS/DS flash cartridges is now illegal. Prior to this import ban selling the cartridges at retail had been outlawed meaning that importing was the only option.

The flash devices are used for loading custom firmware on Nintendo’s handhelds which Homebrew users use to create apps etc, however the cartridges are predominantly used for pirating software.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89