Wii U is region locked

Wii U is region locked

Regions wept

To the surprise of absolutely no one, Wii U is a region locked console. This information comes via a translated tweet from well known Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu.

"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." - @Cheesemeister3k

Region locking has been a thorn in gamers' sides on nearly all of Nintendo's consoles, the only exceptions being the Game Boy and DS handhelds.

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Don Perez said:

Predictable. Nobody wins with region locks.

1 year ago

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danfango said:

This isn't the best of news, but we all saw it coming. Maybe one day we'll see the end of region locking, but evidently not today.

1 year ago

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