*Nintendo will region-lock the Wii U ... obviously
[ x ] remove ads and scale site to 1080p+
[ x ] remove the ads & get mobile premium
pay whatever you want to upgrade
 
 

Nintendo will region-lock the Wii U ... obviously

8:00 AM on 09.24.2012  ·  Jim Sterling@JimSterling
0

What a shock!

Nintendo has surprised absolutely nobody by confirming that the Wii U will be region-locked, meaning European, American, and Japanese games will only work on systems made specifically for the corresponding country. Importers beware!

This is par for the course with Nintendo, a company that regularly releases games exclusively in one country while making other territories wait a long time or even forever. This is the publisher that wouldn't release Animal Crossing in Europe for years while simultaneously fighting anybody attempting to import it. Yeah, hardly the type of organization to pull an about-face on this subject. 

So, not a shock, though as usual this lockdown will act as a placebo at best. Little rules like these only help inspire otherwise loyal customers to crack into things Nintendo doesn't want cracked into, thus the continual own-goal that is corporate "rights protection" marches onward.

Nintendo to region-lock the Wii U [CVG]

 
 

Enlighten an uninformed cougar: FacebookTwitterRedditEmail
 

#Hardware #Industry Bull #Nazi shenanigans #Nintendo #Wii U
 
 
 
[x] advertisement
 
 


Jim SterlingFormer Reviews Editor // Profile & Disclosures
Fronts12537Blogs 194Following42Followers1559

Destructoid reviews editor, responsible for running and maintaining the cutting edge videogame critique that people ignore because all they want to see are the scores at the end. Also a regular f... more
Trending on Destructoid:

 
 


Join the robot army! We're a family-owned site, updating multiple times a day (since 2006!) thanks to our Huge Members

Dunsparce4prez
Dunsparce4prez


Since 2:10 AM on 12.01.2006

hlarge4
hlarge4


Since 9:33 AM on 06.11.2012

Lord Spencer
Lord Spencer


Since 5:57 PM on 01.12.2014

clim84
clim84


Since 1:43 PM on 09.03.2013

 

Please login (or) make a quick account (free)
to view and post comments.





Three day old threads are only visible to verified humans - this helps our small community management team stay on top of spam

Sorry for the extra step!