As some gamers are probably well-aware, Sony’s upcoming PS4 console will not be region-locked along with Microsoft’s Xbox One, meaning that games that are released in other regions can simply be imported if the gamer does not wish for a local release. Unfortunately the same cannot be said about Nintendo’s 3DS or Wii U console, both of which are region-locked. Hoping to get the same attention that Sony fans created during the whole #PS4NoDRM Twitter campaign, 3DS and Wii U gamers are not setting out to do something similar in hopes that Nintendo will sit up and take notice and do something about it.
For those unfamiliar with region-locking, it basically means that games released in a certain country, such as Japan, can only be played on a console bought in Japan, meaning if you took your US-bought Wii U to Japan, you would not be able to play games released there. For some it is not a big deal as waiting for a local release isn’t too bad, but there are some games that take ages to be localized, and there are also some gamers who might prefer the Japanese version since it would be more “authentic”. We’re not sure if Nintendo will do anything about it, but it never hurts to try, does it? What do you guys think? Will Nintendo listen to their customers?
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