During the Q & A portion of the recent Nintendo investors’ briefing, Satoru Iwata revealed that the company is considering releasing the Nintendo NX as a region-free console. Unfortunately, he noted that this is not possible on current hardware (Wii U and 3DS), but noted that “customer feedback” could influence whether the NX is region free or not.

Removing region-locking from current game machines presents various issues, so we don’t consider that to be very realistic. However, regarding NX, given the customer feedback and proposals from the market, while nothing has been decided yet, we’re currently investigating internally what problems there would be in realizing it. You can think of that as the current situation. I understand your desire, so I’d like to look at it optimistically going forward.

For now, it seems like Nintendo is keeping its cards close to its chest on the NX. We will keep you updated as new information is revealed.

 

Eli Pales
Eli buys virtually every Nintendo title that comes out but has expanded his collection to include amiibo. He hasn't taken them out of their boxes, though, so he might be a bit insane. When not playing video games, Eli likes writing about politics and games. He also runs a decent amount. Outside.

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