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Thu, Oct 23, 2008 | 13:02 BST
CVG’s just published a Nintendo statement apparently confirming that DSi software will be region-locked.
“DSi software (software that is only compatible with DSi) is region-locked, eg: European DSi software can only be played on European DSi consoles,” said a rep.
“Nintendo DS software however is region free so you can play any DS software on DSi from any region. You can also browse the Internet on your DSi wherever you are in the world and exchange your photos with friends from around the world.”
The company added by way of explanation: “DSi is region-locked because DSi embeds net communication functionality within itself and we are intending to provide net services specifically tailored for each region.
“Also because we are including parental control functionality for Nintendo DSi and each region has its unique age limit made by different independent.”
This clarifies a statement made by Cammie Dunaway to Wired after the DSi announcement last week that the console “should” be region-free.
“I believe that just as you can currently buy a DS in Japan and use it here in the US, that you should be able to do that with DSi,” said the exec.
More through the first link.
Fri, Jul 18, 2008 | 07:50 BST
Lordy. According to this PS3F story, Home’s public spaces are to be region-locked. From the piece:
If you want to meet up with your pals from abroad, then you’ll be able to invite them into your apartment, but warping into the game space to bowl or play chess is not possible. This is allegedly to make sure that each region receives an “experience most suited to their tastes” as well as, no doubt, to keep advertisers happy. The last thing they want is Europeans seeing an advert directed at Americans.
More through the link.