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#SwitchAnticipatedTitle: Bye Bye Region Locking

There is nothing more frustrating when it comes to video game releases than when things are region locked. Whether it is because you might be someone from Asia living in America or vice versa, or even someone who just enjoyed playing Asian or western games, region locking has always prevented that. According to Nintendo, region locking will be a thing of the past, so when that JRPG releases a year earlier in Asia than North America, you can now import that, if you wish.


This has never been an issue for me, but it does matter. Many games created either in the east, or here in the west, never actually become world wide releases. Although this mostly affects JRPG titles, other games are also locked to a specific region, with no plans on universal releases.

You can preorder your region free Nintendo Switch right now at various retailers across America. Every system comes packed with the following:

The system will include the main console, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R) controllers, a Joy-Con grip (to which two Joy-Con are attached and used as one controller), a set of Joy-Con wrist straps, a Nintendo Switch dock (which holds the main console and connects it to a TV), an HDMI cable and an AC adapter. Two stylish versions of the system will be released: a version with a set of gray Joy-Con, and a version with one neon blue and one neon red Joy-Con. Both versions will be the same price.

How much does region locking affect you? Are you glad to see it gone?


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