Wii U To Be Region Locked

Surprising no one, Nintendo has announced that you won’t be able to play imported games on their upcoming console. At least until somebody hacks it. We probably all saw this coming, but I totally miss the heyday of playing imports on my DS before Nintendo started region-locking their handhelds as well.

It’s 2012, for crying out loud. This is a global market and people hate waiting or feeling excluded. Sony and Microsoft definitely made the right move by letting publishers govern how they restrict their games across different continents.