ELSPA Denies R4 Quotes
In an interview John Hillier, Manager ELSPA Intellectual Property Crime Unit, was quoted as saying that the R4 was responsible for the piracy and that 90 percent of users were using the chip. Conveniently, the story can’t now be found on The Sunday Post website.
A spokesperson for ELSPA told GamesIndustry.biz that the quotes were untrue.
“ELSPA would certainly never presume to comment about America or anywhere else outside of the UK,” they said. ELSPA said that the report was based facts from an article in Singapore, false quotes and a conversation with Hillier.
"The quotes from The Sunday Post were ascribed to his name from another article which originates from a website in Singapore. This, it appears, is where The Sunday Post first found out about the supposed R4 situation and for some reason unknown to John have quoted him on what this article said."
And it’s not only Hillier that’s been misquoted, but Nintendo as well, according to ELSPA.
So if you didn’t know about the R4, you do now!