Nintendo confirms Wii U region lock


The Wii U is getting the classic region lock treatment, so, as the tradition goes, you won’t be able to import your most wanted foreign games and play them on an un-hacked Wii U console. This has been a long standing tradition that began with the NES, and moved on through the SNES, N64, GameCube, Wii, and the 3DS line of systems, leaving the Game Boy (and technically, the Virtual Boy), as the only console line Nintendo had that wasn’t region locked.

If you’re not a fan of region lock, however, it seems as if Microsoft and Sony would be approaching the topic in a different way, as they would allow publishers to decide whether or not to region lock their games on either console, making for a semi-region-free console.


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