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Wii U Is Region-Locked

Jonathan Lester
Nintendo, Region Lock, Wii U

Wii U Is Region-Locked

Import fans will be dismayed to learn that the Wii U will be region-locked. The latest issue of Famitsu magazine [via IGN] states that “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.”

This will come as little surprise since both the Wii, DS and 3DS were locked to your particular region - but Nintendo has repeatedly come under fire for not localising key Japanese games for an eager Western audience. Perhaps they enjoyed Operation Rainfall so much that they want to experience it again?

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