Nintendo Fans Fight To Get 3DS And Wii U Region-Free

Kotaku - If 2012 was the year of Kickstarter, 2013 is the year of the fan petition. Following in the footsteps of the successful #PS4NoDRM campaign, a number of passionate Nintendo fans are setting out to get the Wii U and 3DS region-free.

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pr0t0typeknuckles1941d ago

good,cause they should be region free,even microsft is making xboxone region free,yet nintendo still refuses too,i wonder why they do that.

Triforce0791941d ago

Xbox doesn't even come close to having the games nintendo have over sea's ie in japan the xbox sells next to zero ??

pr0t0typeknuckles1940d ago

um yeah i know that but,i wasnt talking about that,i was talking about how even microsoft was smart enough to make the xbox one region free now yet nintendo still has not made 3ds,or wii u region free.

PopRocks3591941d ago

With even Xbox One going region free, I do agree with fans that this is another old policy Nintendo should let go of. Hope it gets Nintendo's attention.

kirbyu1941d ago

Even if you could play games that aren't available in your country, they wouldn't be translated.

PopRocks3591941d ago (Edited 1941d ago )

Well with some it's all about the gameplay. I used to think the same thing until someone let me play a PSP Vocaloid game he imported. It was really fun but it bummed me out that almost no one else could play it.

Sure, no english text is kind of crappy, but the game is still fun. I think that's the point here. Restricting users based on regions is unnecessary.

@kirbyu below

Definitely. That's why I always make sure to support the games I want localized. Tales games? I've got every one. The Wii RPGs? Bought them day one. And so on.

We need to show that these games have a place in the western market. Only then will smaller Japanese developers and publishers take localization more seriously.

kirbyu1941d ago

Yeah but if the game you're importing is an RPG or a game where the text is necessary, you're gonna have a bad time.

Firan1941d ago

I would import games mostly from NA since I'm European. However there's no need to import right now since EU seem to get everything NA gets. That was not the case for many NDS games.

wheresmymonkey1941d ago

You do realise that people in europe speak the same languages that they do in america right.

And that there are plenty of games that come out in the NA ages before they do in the Europe.

Also it would have meant that US gamers wouldn't have had to have waited for a year to play Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandoras Tower.

Then again hacking the wii and wii portion of the WiiU to be region free is incredibly easy.

kirbyu1940d ago

I was talking about Japanese games.

Ninte1941d ago

i just bought a wii u and i haven't opened it yet! is it region locked? i only owned three consoles in my time, psone, ps2 and xbox and i skipped the xbox 360 and ps3 decided to jump on board the wii u.

Triforce0791941d ago

WiiU is mint i'm on the blazing fast browser now love it,oh i have blackops2 in the background so once ive checked a few things i just hit the home button and close menu bam straight bk into the online lobby yes u can suspend games whilst online to check things absolutely love this console,also what other console has a community right on your main menu that u can friend request anyone just like facebook...

wheresmymonkey1941d ago

They should be region free. In this day and age it seems insane for them not to be.

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