Nintendo comparable to Microsoft regarding anti-consumer practices?

#51TomoEK9Posted 7/3/2013 9:25:34 AM
Region-locking isn't anti-consumer, and even if it was, its only minorly so.

Only a small sub-group of people actively import games. It may burn a hole into their wallet to have to purchase a console for every region, but I suppose thats what Nintendo wants.

Its inconvenient and a rather outdated practice.
#52spamamdorfPosted 7/3/2013 9:32:50 AM
nickvd8 posted...
splodeymissile posted...
squatch22 posted...
Yeah...no.
Region lock and stopping preowned games and backwards compatibility dont even compare.
#53ShindoKokoroPosted 7/3/2013 9:33:28 AM
Nintendo has also shown that they're willing to localize those games that the fans DO ask for. I for one am glad that it turned out this way, so that I can play games in a language that I actually understand.

But if that's important to you, you can always import a Japanese console.
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#54ChokusetsuPosted 7/3/2013 9:33:39 AM
The EndRegionLock campaign didn't even end.

If they planned to give up at the first answer it would have been pointless to even start doing it.
#55TKDBoy1889Posted 7/3/2013 9:55:32 AM
squatch22 posted...
Yeah...no.
Region lock and stopping preowned games and backwards compatibility dont even compare.
#56Canadian DudePosted 7/3/2013 10:04:52 AM
squatch22 posted...
Yeah...no.
Region lock and stopping preowned games and backwards compatibility dont even compare.

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#57dennis941012Posted 7/3/2013 10:07:06 AM
From: THMBZDownGNZUp | #001
With recent news about Nintendo rejecting its fans regarding the request to remove region lock from Wii U and 3DS, I'm beginning to lose support for them. These business practices are comparable to what Microsoft tried to do with Xbox One before they backpedaled.

"Nintendo has no plans to remove region locking from our systems. By taking this approach, Nintendo is able to include parental controls and ensure compliance with regional standards and rating systems.", a comment from Nintendo of America regarding region lock urging them to remove region lock from their consoles.

Please explain to me how both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, even PlayStation Vita, are region free but Wii U and 3DS are not. These excuses of "parental controls" and "regional standards and rating systems" in no way affect said competitors' consoles, so why would it affect Nintendo? To suggest that kids may buy games outside of their region is absurd, and to suggest that regional standards and rating systems are the reasions I ask again, why is it other consoles are region free and don't take this into consideration?

These questions are rhetorical, and the reason is because region lock isn't needed and being region free negatively affects nothing. In fact, it helps consoles, games, and gamers. I'm losing more faith in Nintendo with each passing day. From lackluster console to lack of games (both first and third party), now region lock. The fall of gaming is upon us.


Removing backward compatibility and charging for online services should be criminal act if region locking is considered to be on same level as M$ and Sony
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#58shdwdrgnixPosted 7/3/2013 10:19:13 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_no_Kanata


Sounds fun, too bad no one outside of Japan will never be able to play it. Region lock is really bad.
#59spamamdorfPosted 7/3/2013 10:30:02 AM
shdwdrgnix posted...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Labyrinth_no_Kanata


Sounds fun, too bad no one outside of Japan will never be able to play it. Region lock is really bad.


Buy a Japanese Wii then
#60dancing_cactuarPosted 7/3/2013 10:32:12 AM
I only need to read the title to know the answer to this question.

No. Just... No.
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