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The developer of Game Boy Emulator has permanently removed the app from the Google Play Store

The developer of Game Boy Emulator has permanently removed the app from the Google Play Store
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Following the news of Yuzu's removal earlier this week, there's now another Nintendo emulator-related story making headlines.

As reported the edge, Pizza Emulators – known for working on Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance emulators on Android – has decided to permanently remove its apps from the Google Play Store. Developer Davide Berra wants to put family first.

Here is the full statement:

Dear Friends and Supporters, After seven amazing years of development and adventures with my apps, I have made the difficult decision to permanently remove them from the Play Store. My family comes first, and for this reason, I have chosen to prioritize my family over the development of my apps. I would like to thank each and every one of you for your support. “Amazing people over the years. Your words of encouragement, comments and constant support have been an inspiration to me and my work. Thank you again for everything. You have been amazing. With gratitude, Davide.”

Although there is no reference to Nintendo's recent lawsuit against the creators of the Switch Yuzu emulator, the takedown occurred that same week. Nintendo currently offers a selection of Game Boy Color and Game Boy Advance titles on its Switch Online subscription service.

As for Yuzu, the creators have now been ordered to pay Nintendo $2.4 million in compensation and shut down the emulator.