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Nintendo will continue region-locking policy with New 3DS

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While many companies choose to allow their products to be used in any region, as long as they are imported, Nintendo will not be changing their stance on region-locking any time soon.

There have been countless petitions,Tweets, and other forms of communication directed at Nintendo imploring them to review their region-locking policy. It doesn't matter though, Nintendo is plugging on away at that old beast.

After Gamespot reached out to Nintendo over the rumors that the New 3DS/XL wouldn't be region-locked a representative for Nintendo responded confirming that both the New Nintendo 3DS, and New 3DS XL, will be region-locked.

This means that even if you were to import a game from Japan , you wouldn't be able to play it on your European or North American New 3DS (it will come one day, we all know it). You would have to import a Japanese New 3DS to play for imported New 3DS game. 

There goes our hopes of a region-wide Nintendo system.

Do you think Nintendo should rethink their policy?

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