Will Nintendo NX Be Region Free?

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During a Q&A at Nintendo’s Financial Result Briefing, company President Satoru Iwata was asked to update everyone on his thoughts about region locking as he stated in the past that he would take it into consideration. When asked to update everyone in the situation he replied…


“My understanding is that it is not realistic on the existing video game systems because unlocking them after they are already on the market poses a number of hurdles. On the other hand, regarding NX, we understand that many consumers hold such opinions and such suggestions exist in the market, and although we have nothing concrete at the moment, we are internally analyzing what hurdles exist to lifting region locks. That is the situation right now. We acknowledge your request, and I personally want to give it positive consideration.”