Nintendo NX May be Region Free

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Nintendo NX, the upcoming next generation console from Nintendo, may be region free if the following comment turns out to be true. The comment was taken from the recent Q&A portion of the company’s latest financial results briefing.

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.

The quote comes from Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. It seems like Nintendo NX may indeed be a region free system. We hope to hear more about Nintendo’s plans for its next generation dedicated console but it may still be some time before we see the system.

Still exciting stuff non-the-less.