Modchip Vending Machine


Nintendo may have won some notable successes in its war on modchips, or “majikon”, and related devices, but it seems in some places in Japan they are easier to get than ever, all thanks to the ubiquitous (and perhaps notorious) Japanese vending machine.


Some are sold out…


The usual favourites are those for use with handheld devices.


“(These are not) Cigarettes”

Situated in Osaka’s Nipponbashi shopping district, the vending machines compete with the many shady shops and stalls selling this sort of merchandise.


The vending machine operators brazenly tout their services: “Try selling your wares in a vending machine! If it can fit in a cigarette box, anything goes! (Of course we can’t handle illegal goods!)”

It looks as if Nintendo faces an uphill struggle…

Via Senaka.

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    Avatar of Icy-nee-san
    Comment by Icy-nee-san
    09:25 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lolis fit in cigarette boxes right?

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    Comment by sanimej2
    11:37 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe a cigarette's carton?

    Comment by Supakitsune
    07:36 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Gotta love how they only have shitty R4 clones (and DS TopToys which are even worse) in there.

    Comment by abort-retry-fail
    07:21 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    What can you not get in a vending machine in Japan??

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    Comment by Narcotic-Nightmares
    08:21 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a smaller, more convenient, better stocked vending machine.

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    Comment by metatron
    10:32 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    whoever thought of using vending machine to sell majikons is a genius!!!

    Comment by SenseiSyaoranLi
    Comment by Anonymous
    21:54 28/01/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    DSTTやR4、DSTTi R4iなど一通りマジコン販売されてました。

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:02 13/06/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I love it, way to go Nintendo haha better luck next time. Seriously while I do play games and try to buy legally (imports are to expensive most of the time) I despise heavy handed tactics.

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    Comment by Will Robertson
    00:12 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I see a DSTT. That's my baby. Let me tell you, ever since I found out that you can play Visual Novels on a ds with one of these babys, I never went back.

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    Comment by Narcotic-Nightmares
    08:20 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    i must say i second that, TTDS i have never ever had issues with... R4 on the other hand... fat load of MEH.

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    Comment by Volvagia356
    00:25 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, VNDS and DSTT FTW.
    I finished playing Fate/Stay Night on that and is now replaying on PC to see the CGs and effects.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:51 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was going to buy an R4 the currently most popular of those but now the DSTT looks like a much better option.

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    Comment by イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino
    23:45 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Are there Tenga eggs vending machines?

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    Comment by Geerie
    23:50 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    with lottos and if you win you get an av

    Comment by Shyster
    05:17 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    great era to live in.

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    Comment by Geerie
    23:45 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    this probally isnt the most unusual thing ive seen in a vending machine, honestly it should be just kept to food.

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    Comment by イチロ イノ Ichiro Ino
    23:46 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and condoms...

    and tissues...

    Comment by Firo
    00:01 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    And pantsu...

    and lolis...

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    Comment by Narcotic-Nightmares
    08:18 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    zomg1 Loli vending machines, excellent for the middle of the night dash in case you break you're current one... i think i'm in love O.O :D

    Comment by NonAnon
    05:27 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and lubes should come free with the lolis

    Comment by Kortaku
    11:04 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    gross. guro = bad.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:35 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Just cut them off as separate pieces, collect all 100 and you have yourself a guro loli.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:37 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh, Firo~


    Comment by Anonymous
    03:36 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    uhm... Akikan?

    Comment by Sadron
    00:02 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I demand more loli vending machines.

    Comment by Firo
    03:32 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    My friend, axe, will solve "small boxes" problem. (´∀`)

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    Comment by maga
    02:21 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Thats a nice thought... Loli funeral...

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    Comment by fatimmortal
    01:16 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I 2nd that.

    3000yen for a loli in a box.

    Just add water. LOL.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's really hard to fit lolis into small enough boxes. Also if they aren't sold fast enough you have the corpses to dispose...

    Comment by Aradude
    00:00 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    and soiled panties...

    and bloodied tampons...

    and ㊧㊥㊨学生 sex slaves...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:22 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    do they really have soiled panties and bloody tampons in Japanese vending machines????

    Comment by Storm Wing
    06:35 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    XD This is ridiculous...

    Comment by jaz
    10:42 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a loli waifu

    Comment by J-san
    12:25 08/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    A vending machine selling vending machines.

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    Comment by Kagekyuubi
    17:56 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I've seen a lobster UFO Catcher and an actual shrunken head vending machine.

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    Comment by sanimej2
    11:34 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    a loli taco machine?!

    Loli tacooooosssss..... Mmmmmmmmm.....


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    Comment by Exia
    13:16 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I want an azuza.

    Comment by King of Hentai Gods
    02:25 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    wat next?

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    Comment by Aeromax
    03:13 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)


    Comment by Anonymous
    23:58 06/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow! Convenient! I'm in the US, and yesterday bought a used Phat DS for US$60.00 at a local shop. I don't care about games, but want to do homebrew, and now I need something like this (R4).

    But the price in the vending machine -- 8000 yen is (currently) US$83.33 - more than I paid for the DS.

    Also, I see two models in the machine. I believe the company which made the R4 issued firmware for their newest model which will brick your DS if you don't have a genuine R4 (there are knock-off companies making them now). This was an attempt to prevent the clone-makers from stealing their profits.

    How do you tell which (if either) of the two shown in the vending machine is the "real deal"?

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    Comment by John Beak
    08:26 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'd take this. I bought my two M3s when they were still a fairly new product and pain some 50 AUD for each including shipping (bought it from and Australian shop). The same items were only available a year later in local stores, and for 3x-4x the price.
    Nintendo must realize this policy is a step in the wrong direction. Region locks and banning hardware for use with homebrew software are both against freedom of information and that will not please the gamers. I'm a Nintendo fan or a long time, but this is plain wrong. There's nowhere to shift focus to instead, though.

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    Comment by M
    00:01 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Try to remember that the R4 is illegal there compared to totally OK here in the US... R4s go for 40$ here.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:16 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Really? I thought the DMCA made all those things illegal to even think about.

    Avatar of M
    Comment by M
    04:30 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Does it include the 8gig chip? If its just R4 then yeah 10$.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:16 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nope, they are $9 noob

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    Comment by Oriontd
    01:06 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Homebrew is pretty fun, if you have the time to get into it. (I too got an R4, but it was several years ago, I spent about 60$ on it, got it online)

    As far as I know, it hasn't been touched here in the USA. The "usual" rules still apply to it though... Using it with your DS void's the DS's warranty (oh god no. Just don't tell them and they'll never find out) and having digital copies of roms is still illegal. I wouldn't be too worried about it. I've sent in a flashed DS before, to get it replaced... they actually accepted it.

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    Comment by Geerie
    22:50 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    theyll never know you cracked open your ds and inserted a microchip? they found out pretty fast when i turned in my 360 that i opened it. i didnt even mod it, i just opened it and even replaced the void sticker.

    Comment by ShadowStitch
    00:27 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Wow...the prices in that thing are redonkulous.

    DSTT (even if they are fake) can be had for less than 10$ on the international market.

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    Comment by Oriontd
    01:07 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    Supply & Demand is a bitch.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:21 07/07/2009 # ! Neutral (0)

    all of those are seriously overpriced...

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