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Topic: Is it possible to play Japanese ver. games in American ver. Wii U?

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banak213

1. Posted:

Before, when I had game cube, I had Japanese ver. of console and I tried to play an English ver. game with it but it didnt work. Do you think this will happen to Wii U?

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SCAR392

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There is region locking, which means Japan games don't work on US or Europe consoles...

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Yep. You can't play other regions' games

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Hokori

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I don't think this WILL happen since its out and doesn't

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TheDreamingHawk

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No. And vice versa. (Yes, believe it or not, Japanese can't play our indie games!)

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Hokori

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TheDreamingHawk wrote:

No. And vice versa. (Yes, believe it or not, Japanese can't play our indie games!)

I'd still prefer a Japanese 3DS/WiiU over the US one, I hope they at least get Ikachan and 1001 spikes though

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TOMBOY25

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trust me if there wasn't a region lock EVERYONE would be on MH3 hd

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DaveGX

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Reigion locks suck. Why do they continue to exist to begin wih when occasionally you'll see DLC ports up for DL anyway? I've seen a few on WII VC, not sure on 3DS, and a few on PlayStation 3 and XBox 360.

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SMEXIZELDAMAN

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Region lock is good. They are subliminally encouraging you to move to Japan to play all the games that you want. Go Iwata-san, go!

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CanisWolfred

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@DaveGX - I think it may be to prevent people from getting a game from Japan before it gets localized outside of Japan, so people can critique it early and perhaps put off potential buyers. I don't know how often that actually happens, though.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

@DaveGX - I think it may be to prevent people from getting a game from Japan before it gets localized outside of Japan, so people can critique it early and perhaps put off potential buyers. I don't know how often that actually happens, though.

That's one of the reasons... I also think it's to prevent some people from places like AU (Who have to pay $80 for a 3ds game!) from importing it from NA for $40 cheaper, something along those lines.

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