Ceo: Nintendo considering eventually make region free consoles




Nintendo thinks to possibly remove the region lock in the future. CEO Satoru Iwata That left know in an interview with investors. The lock games work from another region is not always on the Wii U and the 3DS.

Nintendo is currently hard times: the Wii U does not sell as well as hoped and must match for the Xbox One from Microsoft and the PlayStation 4 from Sony. On the handheld market, the Japanese group with intense competition from smartphones and tablets. Struggling The console maker than considering now to get back in the race again with region free gaming consoles, reports ArsTechnica.

Ceo Iwata said in the interview with investors that if unlocking is positive for customers, it is possible also positive for Nintendo. “Before that several problems must be solved. Therefore, I can not say whether or not we intend to unlock our devices but we realize that this is something that we should consider for our future.”

By throttling devices like the Wii and 3DS have region-specific games. This means that games that are purchased abroad, not always work on a bought in the Netherlands Nintendo Console. According to the Japanese group is necessary because otherwise occur when a game translation, marketing or licensing problem.

Nintendo was the first console maker ever applied the region lock. Competitors like Sony and Microsoft did this initially, but here are the respective recent consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One stopped. Nintendo fans are also unhappy and include a petition started to persuade the Japanese company to remove the region lock.


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