Why do people complain so much about Nintendo's region lock?

#1Bancario51Posted 4/9/2013 11:46:16 PM
Do you understand Japanese? Why didn't you buy a Japanese 3DS in the first place? English region locking between Europe and US I can understand how that is annoying but the first reason I never really understood.
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#2Axel21xPosted 4/9/2013 11:47:33 PM
Because it forces you to buy a second system.
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#3FlyinTonitePosted 4/9/2013 11:58:21 PM
personally, legion locking doesn't affect me at all, but some people want to import games and they can't. don't be so nieve and assume they just import japanese titles. in europe they get games months after americans do, so the ability to import a game so they don't have to wait as long is a nice luxury. this works in the opposite of course, europeans have been getting some great rpgs before us americans (xenoblade, the last story)

on the whole, region locking only affects a handful of gamers and is hardly enough of a catalyst to warrant villifying nintendo. legion locking is a business practice that drives profits, nintendo is a business after all.
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#4d0wnerPosted 4/10/2013 12:04:30 AM
FlyinTonite posted...
some people want to import games and they can't.

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#5PeteZaHutxPosted 4/10/2013 12:10:16 AM
I understand Japanese but i also understand English so i bought an English 3DS , now if ever want to play imported games i have to buy a new console as well.Just to play an imported game , if you dont see the flaw in that then i dont know what to say.

This is what Sony does right , No region lock means you can get your special edition consoles from any country or any unlocalized game be happy.
#6VyersPosted 4/10/2013 12:20:05 AM
Because there are plenty of games out there that don't need to be understood to be enjoyed?
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#7NamcoMuseum2Posted 4/10/2013 12:24:00 AM
There are many games that don't require much reading of Japanese text to enjoy.
#8VyersPosted 4/10/2013 12:39:31 AM
Here are some games that region lock could have killed (for EU or US)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74s-FAl4S6s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8XH6qa6jl8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9A8xcbIeTs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXjY_mFS60g
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#9danny5329Posted 4/10/2013 12:44:55 AM
Vyers posted...
Here are some games that region lock could have killed (for EU or US)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74s-FAl4S6s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8XH6qa6jl8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S9A8xcbIeTs
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXjY_mFS60g



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#10BurgerTime79Posted 4/10/2013 12:56:40 AM
Bancario51 posted...
Do you understand Japanese? Why didn't you buy a Japanese 3DS in the first place? English region locking between Europe and US I can understand how that is annoying but the first reason I never really understood.


Does it ever occur to people that there are games out there that are import friendly (don't require a lot of reading) or can easily be played with the help of a translation guide?
This whole "Do you understand Japanese" mentality is getting really old from the people who can't understand importing.
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