- Feb 28, 2010
Nintendo doesn't want me to play wacky Japanese games that involves touching little girls anymore D:
I know how you feel. I shall also miss the wackyness, along with the obscure JRPGs. Then again, Inazuma Eleven is getting a EU release, so I guess there's some hope for the future.icyneesan said:Nintendo doesn't want me to play wacky Japanese games that involves touching little girls anymore D:
Just so you know, the PSP is region locked for all non-game UMDs, the PS3 is semi region-locked, and the Xbox 360 is entirely region locked. So, the DS actually broke the mold in that it was entirely region free. Admittedly, since the 3DS is locked (only for 3DS games, not DS games) Nintendo has decided to rejoin Microsoft and Sony on this issue.Adzma said:Kind of funny actually. Now I'll only buy one if it can be hacked to play games from other regions. I did the same thing with the Wii. Nintendo are still stuck in the 1990s; no one likes or needs region locking anymore.
That may be true, however the PS3 does not region lock its games, only Blu-Ray and Microsoft don't enforce region locking on the 360, it's entirely up to the publisher and most of them don't do it.Raeil said:Just so you know, the PSP is region locked for all non-game UMDs, the PS3 is semi region-locked, and the Xbox 360 is entirely region locked. So, the DS actually broke the mold in that it was entirely region free. Admittedly, since the 3DS is locked (only for 3DS games, not DS games) Nintendo has decided to rejoin Microsoft and Sony on this issue.
Uhh... production costs dude. Code and creativity doesn't come out of the ether. An argument based on the costs of publishing alone hold no weight. Also, if perchance you are American or Japanese as opposed to Australian or European, your cost woes aren't really that bad. Compare the cost of gaming to other modern media entertainment and you'll quickly see what comes out on top. Returning to the above list of countries, using this same comparison under Australian or European pricing, games do actually become markedly less competitive.manythings said:OT: Rampant piracy in the face of them releasing games that cost about 5 cents to make but sell for ?40. The bastards make money hand over fist, there is no doubt they will do anything to squeeze as much as they can out of the consumer. It wasn't that long ago they said it was going to cost X but since it seems to be popular we're charging a lot more... really it's your own fault for giving us good press.
I love Nintendo, but region-locking a handheld is so god-damned backwards that I'm still hoping for this to be some sort of hoax. Handhelds have always been region free, and recently the regular consoles have started taking steps towards abolishing the annoying region locks, so Nintendo decide to go in the complete opposite direction and make their new handheld region-locked?Towowo2 said:Just so you know. All your imported DS games won't become unplayable if inserted into a 3DS.
Also whats the big deal? Unless your frequently import games I highly doubt this will become an issue for most people.
One more thing, why does it seem that the second people heard about it being region locked there was what seemed like an outrage?
You can, region coding pretty much works like NTSC-J (Japan) NTSC-U (North America, this includes Canada) and PAL (Europe) I am probably missing a few but the point is you will be fine with games from the USA.matrix73 said:So as a Canadian I can't drive down to America on holiday, buy a game while I'm there, and play it on my 3DS? Well....damn