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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Concertoine1167d 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-Rory1167d 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.

stragomccloud1167d ago

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

MasterCornholio1167d ago (Edited 1167d 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.

MegaRay1167d ago

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

KryptoniteTail1167d ago

What steps? Nintendo, I swear...

OrangePowerz1167d ago

Step 1.

Don't region lock it.

freshslicepizza1167d 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.

bass4g1166d 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.

deathtok1166d ago

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

freshslicepizza1166d 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-p19881166d ago (Edited 1166d 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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