Region locking is only good if more games are getting localized.

#1VyersPosted 12/9/2012 2:25:12 PM
So far, I don't see any evidence that the practice has seen Nintendo bringing more to the US for us to play. It's mostly been risk-free games like Mario and Zelda.
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#2Second_ChancesPosted 12/9/2012 2:33:41 PM
It is never good, at all.
#3yukitoPosted 12/9/2012 2:34:45 PM
Second_Chances posted...
It is never good, at all.


This. Even if more games were getting localized, there'd still be some left in other countries.
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#4Tempest717Posted 12/9/2012 2:41:38 PM
Region locking is good because it makes people whine, and Gamefaqs runs off of people whining and complaining. Without Nintendo this site would wither away!



On second thought maybe it is a bad thing....
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#5Vyers(Topic Creator)Posted 12/9/2012 2:53:32 PM
Second_Chances posted...
It is never good, at all.


I meant if localization increased for compensation over a lack of importing ability.
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#6Second_ChancesPosted 12/9/2012 3:08:28 PM
Vyers posted...
Second_Chances posted...
It is never good, at all.


I meant if localization increased for compensation over a lack of importing ability.


It still won't be good because some games will still never be playable period without dumping cash on another system as well.
#7MohjongPosted 12/9/2012 5:25:41 PM
It create extra jobs and that's always politically correct.
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#8IHeartMetroidPosted 12/9/2012 5:33:27 PM
Second_Chances posted...
It is never good, at all.


This. A thousand times, this.

Region Locking has been part of Nintendo's console shtick since the earliest days of the NES- and that infamous lockout chip was the cause of the much hated blinky-screen reset that plagued kids of the 80s.

There has never been anything positive that has ever come from region locking, EVER. Pirates just mod their consoles, and consumers get far fewer choices.
#9nintendofrogPosted 12/9/2012 5:37:45 PM
Region locking is the silliest thing.
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#10scigeek101Posted 12/9/2012 6:02:52 PM
Second_Chances posted...
It is never good, at all.


I agree mostly, however I do have one addendum I must make.

Its never good for the customers, ever.

It may or may not be good for the companies profits depending on the situation.
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