Wii U Will Be Region-Locked
The latest issue of Famitsu reports that Nintendo plans to prevent its new console from playing software outside of specified territories. A direct quote as translated on Twitter: “What can be played on the Wii U is restricted by a region-lock feature; software not sold in the same region cannot be played.”
Though this is definitely disappointing, this should come as no surprise. If you remember, the 3DS and Wii are both region-locked as well.