What is Nintendo's reason for keeping Region Lock when the competition doesn't?
And a fan base that would let them get away with murder. Or at least reason as to why they'd do that.
Game Developers on Wii U: hahaha no...
googler:Wii U.. about to take off like a North Korean rocket!
Its nintendo so whatever the reason is its related to money.
I mean aren't they the ones who will charge to remove parental controls
Nintendo is confused and out of touch with region locking.
which is unlike the competitors platforms that are region free yet have most of their libraries being localized.
That's definitely not true of PSP or Vita, which got massively shafted with localizations. Thank goodness they're region free.
Really, the only reason PS3's localization rate seems good is because it has very few games that were made in Japan. Of those that were, it still has about the same number not making it over as you'd expect.
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Basically they claim it's for "parental controls and to comply with the local ratings systems."
The funny thing about this is that many countries that have the PAL region code have different rating systems.
Terotrous posted...Neo_Heartless posted...Say a game was released for the WiiU in Japan that depicted, say, Nazis. Hell, lets say Persona 2 was released on the 3DS in Japan, a game where you fight Hitler in an area covered in Swastikas while he wields the True Spear of Longinus, the spear that pierced Christ. Now you have a game that references Germany's dark past AND references Christianity. Were the game to be released in Germany, people would be furious. With region locking, this game can never see the light of day in Germany. Without it, anyone can import the game.
Basically they claim it's for "parental controls and to comply with the local ratings systems." Funny because that didn't stop their own DS from being region free.
DS doesn't have parental controls though...
All Nintendo systems with parental controls are region locked.
sg91 posted...Basically they claim it's for "parental controls and to comply with the local ratings systems." Funny because that didn't stop their own DS from being region free.
its still a crap reason. people can still just import the games.
If I may, there's a lot of ignorance in this thread. I hope what I'm about to suggest may shed some light onto why Nintendo Region lock.
As soon as you claimed Nintendo wasn't a "larger company", your entire post was invalidated. You must have no idea what you are talking about to say such a misinformed thing and expect people to believe it.
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There's 2 types of gamers. Those who import games, and those who are missing out.
Just because a game gets Best Wii Game Of The Year, doesn't make it good.