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Sun 7th Jul 2013

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americola commented on Soapbox: Why Region Locking Is A Total Non-Issue:

This article's argument ultimately falls apart in an ironic fashion. You claim that a small minority actually cares about region locking and in the next paragraph claim that Nintendo employs region locking in order to support their international studios. If importers are indeed a minority, why is locking the consoles an issue that requires lock down?

The rebuttal here is always about consumer freedom. I have not seen a good argument on why region locking BENEFITS the consumer but there are plenty on how it harms the consumer, even if it's a small minority of consumers. Any other reasons are superfluous if there are zero benefits but many negatives.