Nintendo’s U.K. division have confirmed to Eurogamer that, like the Nintendo 3DS, the Wii U will be region-locked.

 

This means that the system will only be able to play games from the region you bought it in, and that a Wii U purchased in the U.S. will not be able to play games that have not been made available in North America.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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