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Nintendo President Iwata: Company Will Consider Region-Free Consoles

posted on by Karen Ressler
Unlocking regions will have advantages but lead to various issues, Iwata says

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata addressed Nintendo console region-locking in a Q&A session on Nintendo's official website, stating that unlocking the regions is "an issue that needs to be considered in the future."

Iwata also said that there would be advantages for both Nintendo and consumers if the region-locking was removed, but that unlocking the regions would lead to more issues that Nintendo would have to resolve.

Region-locking, he stated, was implemented because of reasons such as "a history of localization taking an extremely long time, a variety of marketing constraints and circumstances in each country, and the fact that the license needed to sell games have not always been granted globally."

Source: Siliconera

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