"So if you happen to be in Japan or in Europe on a vacation or a business trip, you won't be able to run a game purchase there on your 3DS."
Oh. How inconvenient.
"The high price of $300 of the 3DS suggests that especially enthusiast gamers may adopt the 3DS first and it has been especially this group that complained about region codes before as it forces them to wait for certain games and prevent the import of games from other geographies."
How very speculative of you... from the price, to who will buy it, to how they will react. I'm finding this article to be rather wack.
If the enthusiasts that desire imports are a part of the early adopters, the inclusion of region restrictions creates a market for circumvention methods/devices. I believe that developing a business motivation for others to reverse engineer the 3DS by such a stance is a poor idea if you want to keep away from another R4 situation.
i will HAPPILY wait for the revision due in two years, and as well as a pricedrop.
sadly, i know nintendo will still reap amazing profits because of the hype behind this machine, and i won't get the price drop that i want so bad.
....but here's hope to the psp2, and hope they severely undercut the 3ds, maybe even by $100... they will gain a massive amount of marketshare and fanbase, despite the fact they may not reap as much profit... maybe even work at a loss... i think it would be worth it on their end though
yea... I do not have that much problem of region code itself. The problem I have/had was that there are so many great games they relased in Japan will/would never get to released on this side of the ocean.. specially those tranditional/Japanese RPG games.
Without regin code.. I can still try to play the games by improving my Japanese skill or guess the words...
With region codes... I will either forget about them all together or have to but a Japanese version which can not play anything I buy at here (so inpractical)...
or... I will be forced to jailbreak it like many of my friends did for their Wii.
eklipz330eh the region codes dont bother mewhat does is the pricetagi will HAPPILY wait for the revision due in two years, and as well as a pricedrop.sadly, i know nintendo will still reap amazing profits because of the hype behind this machine, and i won't get the price drop that i want so bad.....but here's hope to the psp2, and hope they severely undercut the 3ds, maybe even by $100... they will gain a massive amount of marketshare and fanbase, despite the fact they may not reap as much profit... maybe even work at a loss... i think it would be worth it on their end though
do you honestly think that something that is quad core, reportedly producing graphics on par with the ps3, and portable, will be anywhere under 300$, really? what is the color of the sky in your world?
even at 400$ they may take a heavy loss on the psp2
eddieroolzRegion code is a byproduct of the 90's and it should be a thing of the past. It doesn't help lower piracy because hey, why wait when you can play a region-free game that's been cracked?Why companies still stick with it is something I will never understand.
i am reminded of the re5 demo, which i specificly downloaded, burnt and put on my 360 because i really wanted it, at the time if that wasnt possible i was willing to take the system apart just hack the thing, good thing it didnt come to that.
Too bad. As a kid, I traveled between Japan and the United States extensively. It was awesome being able to run both US and Japanese games on my Japanese Gameboy, and the same for my American TurboGrafix 16 and TG-16 CD-ROM.
I really doubt I was hurting the bottom lines of Nintendo and NEC then. On the contrary, I was buying and playing more games then. If I was pigeon holed into just one region, I would have had half the game library.
For most people, it really does not make much difference. But I am an American working in Saudi Arabia. My friends and I get video content from all over. The difference between NTSC and PAT doesn't matter. Multi-system TV's are commonly available. But the region codes are another matter.