Mon, Sep 24, 2012 | 11:02 BST
Wii U region locked, Nintendo confirms restrictions
Wii U will be region locked, Nintendo has confirmed to Famitsu, which is bad news for import fans. Prepared to get miffed and then read on.
“What can be played on the Wii U is restricted by a region-lock feature; software not sold in the same region cannot be played.”
Nintendo has been forceful in its region-locking action, with Wii, 3DS and DS following the same rule, among others. As the company is sure to have a widely diverse release slate between here and Japan, import enthusiasts will be left wanting.
What do you make of this move? Is it a bad decision, or are you not interested?