"Company CEO Satoru Iwata says region-locking has existed due to certain issues on the sellers' side."
Let's hope they go from "Strongly considering" to "removal update in mid-2015". That way there'd be a larger variety of games out there, for the faction that want something like Fatal Frame 4 and can actually understand enough Japanese to enjoy it...
And for the faction that travels and moves a lot. There are some quite nomad professions out there. I'm in one of them.
On the billionth article, just another rumor. Wishing for no region-lock on Nintendo is like wishing a FFVII remake. Ain't gonna happen.
they are only considering doing it with the wiiu because unlocking it would make no difference. nobody is using it. its like unlocking the NES/FAMICOM.
What can you point to in this article that suggest they are "strongly considering" region unlocking? If anything the implication is it is not a priority now- otherwise they would be considering now, not "in the future" which is an eternity
Good news, hopefully they remove it eventually.
This would be wonderful. Hopefully they do this.
That relict of the past should have been away a decade ago already on all Nintendo platforms.
Its existence shouldnt even be considered . As long as there is a lock , i wont bother purchasing a 3ds
Wow. So I finally get to buy stuff in dollars. Pounds is too expensive
They said it was in place to benifits the seller. I am sorry but that's a terrible business decision. Should benifits the consumer instead.
What benefits the seller benefits the consumer. I have a strong feeling that you don`t understand this.
... AND that includes also most of the world! The US is as close as it gets to being on the seller side, the rest of the world except for undeveloped countries are siding with employees and mediocrity!
Higher prices benefit the seller, lower prices benefit the customer Less choice benefits the Seller, more choice benefits the customer I could go on and on - BUT- if it gets too extreme then, yes both side can get hurt - if Nintendo gave away its products for free it would be a short term benefit to the customer, but a long term detriment as Nintendo would no longer exist after a short time - same w the opposite- if Nintendo sold its products for exorbitant prices their margins would be huge but people would quit buying them
If they update the 3ds to be region free, I will finally be able to play Dragon Quest VII 3D, Dragon Quest Monsters: Terry's Wonderland 3D, and Dragon Quest Monsters 2 3D
they bloody well should, the gameboy was region free, and i'm pretty sure the DS was as well as i've got what i think are american games that worked.
I think this is due to weak console and software sells of console games in Japan.I think it's safe to say if games like Fatal frame were selling like hotcakes they wouldn't change their stance. On a brighter note I can not read Japanese so I am strait.
Nothing Iwata said implies they are "strongly considering" region unlocking If anything it was a blow off answer - His answer could more easily be interpreted to say " we may one day but it is not a priority now "
Please, more love for nomad post-docs =)
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