With the announcements that the PS4 and Xbox One will be region free, many looked to Nintendo for a change. A petition was even started with quite a bit of noise being made on the Wii U’s Miiverse. Nintendo has spoken on the issue with the following announcement:
“Nintendo has no plans to remove region locking from our systems. By taking this approach, Nintendo is able to include parental controls and ensure compliance with regional standards and rating systems.”
This article includes resources gathered from our in-house investigative reporter, George Eleftheriou.