If you are a gamer, you know that the three big console sellers are Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, Nintendo have been selling consoles a lot, lot longer than the other two and you would think that they would be the leaders in such things as region free gaming, but no they aren’t, they haven’t managed to grasp or understand that it is a hugely important part of gaming, for many reasons.
Sony embraced region free almost 9 years ago when they released the PS3 and have continued it with the PS Vita, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation TV, Microsoft’s Xbox One console is also region free, meaning that the oldest console manufacturer is the last to bring region free to their consoles, they had a chance to add it to the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, but they didn’t, even with multiple social media campaigns and petitions.
Nintendo’s new console will be revealed possibly next year, whilst we know nothing about it, the only worrying aspect about the console is that it would be region locked, President and CEO of Nintendo Satoru Iwata has stated that he does see the issue as something that should be considered for the future, but that does not guarantee that its next console will be region free.
We know that Nintendo has seen that we want a region free Nintendo console and we have to keep reminding them that it is something that we do want and instead of just sitting at your computer thinking this idea, put yourself out there and make yourself heard by Nintendo
In 2013 and 2014, we campaigned to have Nintendo remove region-locking on the 3DS and Wii U.
Together, we’ve made great progress in getting our message across to Nintendo. Instead of the dismissiveness we heard from Iwata at E3 2013, now we’re hearing positive consideration, at least for the NX.
NOW is the time to remind Nintendo that we don’t want NX to be saddled with region-locking. The actual decision will likely be made in the coming months, before the NX is even on the public’s radar.
How can I help?
1. Post your own messages and drawings on the Miiverse Nintendo@E3 2015 Community asking for region-free consoles! Post links in this thread; Miiverse posts listed in this thread will be added to the OP.
2. Yeah these Miiverse posts asking for an end to region-locking! Updated regularly.
Nintendo, thanks for listening re: #EndRegionLocking. Even if unlocking 3DS & Wii U “is not realistic,” we still want to play games from all over the world. Don’t release the NX region-locked! Just think of all the potential new customers you can reach with region-free consoles, and all the additional software sales that aren’t currently possible. Why even wait? Make 3DS & Wii U region-free, too!
3. Post on Twitter and other social media under the hashtags #EndRegionLocking and #NintendoRegionFree.
Like Operation Region-Free on Facebook!
Post on Nintendo’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo
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