I’ve been for the longest time a firm opponent when it comes to any sort of “Regional Lockout" whether it’s DVDs, websites, or video games. I’ve never understood restricting services just because of your location.
One reason usually given is that it's because of NTSC/PAL and while that may have been true 20 years ago, TVs nowadays support all formats.
Another reason given is because of each country's rating system being different.
Every single country has General to 18+ rating and the PS3 uses a number scale, 2 being General and 9 being Restricted.
PS4 will be Region Free.
Xbox One will be Region Free.
So why aren’t the Wi U and 3DS Region Free? Why is Nintendo still doing this archaic, pointless practice? It clearly isn’t to keep game stores happy as both their competitors are removing this restriction.
Nintendo needs to let go of this notion, especially with how travel is nowadays, I myself am planning on moving to Canada in the next 2 years and I don’t want my Wii U collection to go to waste. But you wanna know why Nintendo should remove region lockout?