Looks Like The Wii U is Region-Locked, Much to the Dismay of Importers

By Jon Partridge on at

Import lovers, prepare to be not impressed. Much like all previous disc-based Nintendo consoles, as well as the Nintendo 3DS, the upcoming Wii U will be region locked. Meaning no early American imports, no super-early Japanese imports, and unfortunately, all our hopes of playing wacky Japanese games are in the hands of publishers. Fingers crossed nothing major goes under the radar. [Eurogamer via Engadget]