Wii U confirmed to be region locked

After their excellent Wii U media event earlier this month, with price details released alongside reveals for unannounced games such as Bayonetta 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Nintendo has potentially made a massive misstep with the confirmation that the Wii U will be region locked.

While it is hardly a surprise, every one of Nintendo’s previous home consoles has been region locked, it is disappointing given the public outcry by western gamers for titles only released in Japan. Of course, we all remember how that turned out for Wii owners. The system’s region lock, and Nintendo’s subsequent refusal to release certain games in the west, led to the successful Operation Rainfall campaigns for titles such as Xenoblade Chronicles, The Last Story, and (hopefully) Pandora’s Tower.

[Source: CVG]

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