Nintendo thinking about what steps need to be taken to make NX region-free

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has addressed the topic of region-locking for NX as well as the company's current systems.

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Ghost_of_Tsushima949d ago (Edited 949d ago )

Hopefully it will be region free. I wish we would hear more about NX at E3 but I know deep down we want. I'd say a tease at this years E3 and a full reveal at E3 2016 with a holiday launch either 2016 or 2017.

mikel1015948d ago

They won't speak a word about NX to the public this E3, get that outta your head now

Ghost_of_Tsushima948d ago

Well I'll watch their next E3 then. I'm just not a WiiU fan. I'm excited for NX though.

Magicite948d ago

1st step that Nintendo must take - start living in modern era, not under the rock. Sorry, but its true.
I agree, that they deliver on software front, but their hardware is incredibly outdated.
I have my doubts that next Nintendo home console will be considerably more powerful than PS4.
Although I sound very skeptical about Nintendo, I hope they find the way how to appeal to masses or at least to the audience they aim for.

someOnecalled948d ago

They need to just focus on all in one consoles. Like a hybrid like shield is. They not focus on real life gfx. So with technology being as advance as it is today the should just do a hybrid . console that's turns into a handheld and cand plug into a TV and turn into a console is great. Nintendo is the only unique company out of the three. The rest just copy and paste from previous year or follow the trends on PC and act like its new. If console is all about convenience and not power like people love to claim on this site that would be the best route for them

Concertoine949d ago

Good to see they are listening. I would've imported a lot of wii u games by now were it not for the region lock.

OtakuDJK1NG-Rory948d ago

like wut? Dragon Quest X

Only thing noteworthy.

Fatal Frame V and Xenoblade Chronicles X coming. If 3DS I can understand that. Wii U in Japan is ignored :( by third parties.

stragomccloud948d ago

Oh man. I really hope it will be region free!

MasterCornholio948d ago (Edited 948d ago )

Region locking is one of my main reasons why I didnt buy a Wii U yet. I dont import games from other regions but I might move to another region soon. I did buy a 2DS but I got it dirt cheap and I'll be buying another one once I'm in the states.

I really hope their next platform is region free.

MegaRay948d ago

Me too. I wont get a Wii u unless Nintendo make it region free or somebody crack the code.

KryptoniteTail948d ago

What steps? Nintendo, I swear...

OrangePowerz948d ago

Step 1.

Don't region lock it.

freshslicepizza948d ago

from the article,
"Removing region-locking from current game machines presents various issues, so we don’t consider that to be very realistic."

why isn't it very realistic and what issues?

we live in a world no longer bounded by regions because we have access now to information worldwide with the web. more importantly it is very easy to ship content around the world now very easily and cheap in many cases.

nintendo is so afraid of change it seems and are old school.

bass4g948d ago

I think it might be (and I think this was the implication) that the wii u's region locking is hardware based. Which would make sense as as far as I know the region locking hasn't been cracked yet. Also the "steps they have to take" to make the nx region free would assumedly be internal infrastructure ones, not to do with any actual difficulties.

deathtok948d ago

Price. That's the primary concern with region locking.

freshslicepizza948d ago

isn't the ps4 region free? if so then how is sony able to do this? also could you not upgrade the hardware via firmware update to make it region free?

paul-p1988947d ago (Edited 947d ago )

@MoldyBread All of Sony's consoles and portables since the PS3 have been region free, in fact I think the PSP may have been region free too but I can't remember at the moment. I've imported at least 1 game for each of my Playstations due to this (that, and for aiding my Japanese studies) :)

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