Wii-U Nintendo to region-lock the Wii U

grantyboy568 Oct 9, 2012

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    Nintendo will implement a region lock process for its Wii U hardware, the company has confirmed to CVG.

    This means that games bought in the US, Europe or Japan will only be accessible for machines built for those regions.
    Region-locking devices is a longstanding Nintendo policy that has been in place across numerous games consoles including the 3DS, Wii, GameCube, N64, SNES and NES.

    Platform holders Sony and Microsoft take a different stance to region-locking. Both allow publishers to decide whether they want to lock games to continents, of which in most cases they do not.

    Sony's latest platform, the PS Vita, is region free.






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    Well I use a program called NeoGamma on my softmodded Wii to play JP games and it works fine. My Wii is US region. My advice is to just wait for a softbomb or modchip to come out and see if there are any programs like NeoGamma, if it's a problem to anybody.
     

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