Monday, September 24, 2012

Nintendo Wii U Is Region Locked

Nintendo has confirmed its latest home console the Wii U, set for release on November 18th in North America will be region locked.
 

This news will put a sad smile on the faces of import fans, that were hoping to be able to easily get Japanese exclusives working on their US machines. However it now appears that if you want to play those games not released in the West, you'll need to own a Japanese version of the console too. This also prevents people taking advantage of price differences in different regions, or getting games early if released elsewhere.

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