Wii U region-lock confirmed

Whilst unsurprising news, Nintendo have confirmed that their forthcoming Wii U console will be “restricted by a region-lock feature.”

Such news had originally emerged in the latest issue of Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, yet received further confirmation later by Nintendo UK to Eurogamer.

“What can be played on the Wii U is restricted by a region-lock feature; software not sold in the same region cannot be played,” Famitsu had shared.

Having taken similar stances with the Nintendo DSi, Nintendo 3DS and Wii, such a decision had largely been expected yet never officially confirmed. Now it has.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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