Iwata again comments on region-locking

During the Q&A portion of Nintendo’s latest financial results briefing, president Satoru Iwata was asked about region-locking.

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HatsuneMikuDes1453d ago

Just remove it already, it causes more problems than it solves.

slasaru011453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

This is nothing compared to upgraded consoles in the same generation, like new 3ds now.
Still, Iwata is not fired and people buying several Nin consoles

Spenok1451d ago

I don't see how it causes any problems. Care to explain?

I'm just being honest here. What does it cause? Not being able to buy a game from a different region?

While I very much don't care for region locking, and would absolutely love for it to be removed. And honestly see no point to there being on in the first place. I'm again, just being realistic in saying I see no problems that it causes.

HatsuneMikuDes1451d ago (Edited 1451d ago )

Some of the problems it causes:
>If a game comes out earlier in another region, customers won't be able to import the game and play it on their non-imported console

>If a game is only released in, let's say, Japan, then only people with japanese consoles will be able to play the game

>Because of the above, some people will have to buy multiple consoles to play the games they want to play

These three problems caused by the region lock are probably the major ones. And yes, they are a bit similar.

shaw981453d ago

"there may also be a benefit for us. Conversely, unlocking would require various problems to be solved, so while I can’t say today whether or not we intend to unlock, we realize that it is one thing that we must consider looking to the future."

wonderfulmonkeyman1452d ago

That's how I read it, too.
Not holding my breath, but we can hope, right?

Dunban671453d ago

Basically a non answer answer

I would read nothing Into these comments other than it is not a high priority for them at this time

stalepie1453d ago

They live in the past. The World Wide Web started getting popular in 1995.

gangsta_red1453d ago

Pretty much one of the only real scumbag type of problem Nintendo has about their system.

superchiller1453d ago

Other than the cheap hardware, lacking features, bad gimmicks, and lack of games? Add those in and you got it right.

KonsoruMasuta1453d ago

WiiU =/= All of Nintendo's products.

My 3DS is far from lacking games.

shaw981453d ago

Wii u's hardware is great, Wii u has many features and is even being improved with each update. The wii u's gameplay experience is not a gimmick, it is innovation Sony and MS are trying to copy. The wii u has the most highest rated games right now with the most scheduled exclusively.

If you don't like region locking, good, I don't like it either. But to diss the entire console that I know you don't own is just stupid.

Summons751453d ago

Weird because all I see with Nintendo products are tons of fun games, hardware that anyone can afford, features that are appropriate for the hardware and nothing being forced in that nobody really wants. Which system were you referring too, the Xbone?

SegaGamer1452d ago

Lacking games ? well that is just complete nonsense.

ChickeyCantor1452d ago (Edited 1452d ago )

> and lack of games?

How is your watch_dogs holding up?
How great is destiny?

Oh yeah still waiting for those major hit exclusives? Of course.


You know every console has its issues. But this "IT HAS NO GAMES" argument is getting old.

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