My name is Q?, and I have been playing on most of your platforms for many years and it saddens me to think that as a gamer I am not seeing your current platforms as viable options as much I once did in the past. The Nintendo that I once fell in love with, the Nintendo that made me get a GameCube over a PlayStation 2, where are they? The current company seems stuck from my point of view. like a kid who has so much potential that anyone around can notice and yet the kid can’t seem to take advantage of that potential. Nintendo you have so many great IP’s that are iconic of your brand but you don’t seem to want to add to those numbers and when you do we here in the west more often than not don’t get to partake in the fun.
The DS is my favorite game console ever full stop. The reason it won me over was because it offered experiences I could not get on any other platform at the time and it continues to do so. Another big reason for me why it is without a doubt the best is because of it’s huge library of superb titles from around the globe. That is the next great thing about the DS, it is not restricted by regions like so many other platforms out there. What this means is if I am on vacation in the UK and I have a US DS i can still buy a game from that region and play it on my US region DS lite. This is a very important thing for some of us gamers who enjoy games that are not really considered popular in our own region. Some examples for me are both One Piece: Gigant Battle games and Inazuma eleven 1 & 2. These were games that were never available in my region but it was still possible for me to import and play them.
Nintendo you claim that region locking is important for some reasons that you have never fully explained, and some like parental control. So from that description I’d guess that parents with kids that own PS vita’s or PS3’s cannot censor the content their kids play on those platforms? We already have to use the friend code system and have parental control in almost every aspect of both our Wii and 3DS, how much more parental control do we need?
Pros for region locking systems.
Cons for region locking systems
So Nintendo please become a better company that innovates and supports it’s user base no matter the regions we may located in.
Q? of the BSB
My biggest frustration with Nintendo is how they focus so much on innovative hardware, then fail to innovate with new game franchises. And, yeah, I know the Wonderful 101 was just released, but my problem is with series updates that feel mailed-in (Mario Kart 7) and ports/remakes (Why again do we need a Wind Waker HD edition? And why are fans begging for a Majora’s Mask remake when they should be clamoring for something fresh–a Majora sequel or even a Zelda spinoff staring Fierce Deity Link?). Until they pump out truly innovative software, I’m gonna hold out on Wii U.
The sad thing is that they have some amazing franchises that never make it out of japan. Maybe they think that the west will not appreciate the games but we all know that, that is backwards thinking because gamers are playing games from any region these days and we are becoming more and more open minded. Oh and we are the same on that holding out on a Wii U thing.
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