NINTENDO MAY REMOVE REGION LOCKING FROM SYSTEMS IN THE FUTURE
In news that will surely delight fans of Japanese games, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata told listeners on a recent investor call that the company might consider removing its now- standard practice of region locking its hardware at some stage in the future. “The game business has a history of taking a very long time with localization among other things. I f unlocked for the benefit of the customers, there may also be a benefit for us. While I can’t say today whether or not we intend to unlock, it is one thing that we must consider looking to the future.”
It may not happen soon, but it still sounds promising!