Region Lock. Why?

#1Galaxy_NovaPosted 9/2/2011 5:37:59 PM
I know it's supposed to combat piracy yet developers will loss money on international and american customers so why lock it?

good thing the vita won't be region look >_>;
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#2Blood_NightsPosted 9/2/2011 5:39:17 PM
Hah failtroolistooobviouslyafailtrool

Anyway. There's plenty of reasons.
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#3CorruptedRPGPosted 9/2/2011 5:40:30 PM
Region locking encourages piracy.
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#4Marcster1994Posted 9/2/2011 5:40:44 PM
To fight piracy.


Yeah, pretty much. The DS had a lot of piracy problems so they wanted to counteract it.
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#5so64Posted 9/2/2011 5:40:50 PM
I think it was done to buoy game markets in the different regions. If someone from Japan imports from America, NOJ doesn't receive the money and I think NOA does not either.
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#6fuzacoPosted 9/2/2011 5:43:29 PM
And how exactly does region lock help fighting piracy?
#7Skul_Posted 9/2/2011 5:43:29 PM
so64 posted...
I think it was done to buoy game markets in the different regions. If someone from Japan imports from America, NOJ doesn't receive the money and I think NOA does not either.

NOA will still recive money, becuase they shipped it to the seller in the first place.
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#8so64Posted 9/2/2011 5:44:08 PM
Skul_ posted...
so64 posted...
I think it was done to buoy game markets in the different regions. If someone from Japan imports from America, NOJ doesn't receive the money and I think NOA does not either.

NOA will still recive money, becuase they shipped it to the seller in the first place.


Ah, thanks for the clarification.
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#9Starking777Posted 9/2/2011 5:44:21 PM
Blood_Nights posted...
Hah failtroolistooobviouslyafailtrool

Anyway. There's plenty of reasons.


Mainly price adjustments and protecting regional prices/sales. Anyways, I can admit Region locking is one of the reasons why I've been on the fence about the 3DS.

Also, how exactly does region locking fight piracy? The major causes of piracy are lack of localization and pricing.
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#10LightHawKnightPosted 9/2/2011 5:45:01 PM
Actually region locking makes more money for the developers and localizers, since people wont be able to buy the cheaper version just to the next country, or area. And it might even make companies want to localize more games, since people wouldn't have bought the Japanese or Europe or US or what ever version before which was untranslated.
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