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(06-12-2013, 03:37 PM)
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UPDATED 7/12: NOW IS THE TIME!!!

FAQ: Can region-locking be removed from the Wii U and 3DS?

We are operating on the assumption that it can be removed through a simple firmware update.

This week, we declare our independence from region-locking!

Customer service statement via Barrel Roll Gaming:

Originally Posted by Nintendo of America

Nintendo has no plans to remove region locking from our systems. By taking this approach, Nintendo is able to include parental controls and ensure compliance with regional standards and rating systems.

This holds absolutely ZERO water, as adults don't need ratings systems. Even when parental controls do come into play, it would be extremely simple for there to be a setting to block games from unfamiliar ratings systems by default. Even parents should have the option to allow foreign games.

The campaign continues!

PS4 and Xbox One are now BOTH totally region-free. We can do it!

I'm asking for YOUR support to help end region-locking once and for all. Contact Nintendo by any means possible and DEMAND an end to region-locking NOW!

As you know, every Nintendo home console since the NES and every handheld since the DSi has made use of region-locking. This has kept many region-exclusive titles out of the hands of otherwise prospective customers. If it hadn't been for the original DS being region-free, not many in the West would've been able to play Ouendan and turn it into a a cult hit.

Now, more than ever, is our chance to tell Nintendo that we want the Wii U and 3DS to be made region-free. Please help in any way that you can. Please remember to be polite!

Ask your favorite video game journalists to cover this campaign!

While localizations are wonderful and will always have their place, the value of consumer choice in determining what games to consume cannot be denied.

Thanks for your help.

Please sign this petition! Now with over 22,000 signatures!

Here are just a few of the many, many Miiverse posts to "Yeah" and add your words of support! You guys rock; I can't keep up with them all!
Per Miiverse guidelines, be sure to post in the general-topic communities: YouTube, NintendoLand, Netflix, Hulu, TVii, Wii Street U, and other non-game-specific communities. An archive of previous days is in post 6 below.

https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXTMrcyA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzaJD6xA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAD4UV52ELS-7Q


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzYLgXqg


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADOUV51_ULCSw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6ms9huug


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mqUHPxQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXEk-Kvg


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADzUV58Z65q7g


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADMUKlX6cPsiw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADzUV58bI1sSw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAD4UV51zxkisg


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mqUCAMA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADOUV511juqAA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAAYUKk9bQJjNA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzTwNl5Q


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mrSjuVA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AABnUYnVEYkqxQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AABnUV51uw3fLQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADMUKlX457kCA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXEkwqLA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mpq6wMA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXEk6Qwg


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AABnUV511KL4RQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADzUV58YpaayA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXD6hv4A


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXElHjIQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXEkraqA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXBx7qYA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzPxoHzA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXC3pNxw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mjuewNw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AACNUKEXByJ6HA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAD4UV51yH1gkg


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mmc1nKg


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzO0Vi4A


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzOwnQig


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mmeGKJQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AAABUaWzOw1rUA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mma5VsA


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADzUV58VV2_Xw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADMUKlX1A4mSw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADYUV6mkkbwPw


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AABnUYnU-M50rQ


https://miiverse.nintendo.net/posts/...AADMUKlX0affUA
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The top 20/21 posts in the E3 2013 Community are about ending region-locking!

On Facebook and Twitter, use hash tags #EndRegionLocking and #NintendoRegionFree, and follow @EndRegionLock.

Like Operation Region-Free on Facebook!

Post on Nintendo's official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo

Tweet at:
@Nintendo
@NintendoAmerica
@NintendoEurope
@NintendoUK
@NintendoES
@NintendoFrance
@‏NintendoDE

Here are some posts about this issue on Reddit!
http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/commen...remove_region/
http://www.reddit.com/r/nintendo/com...ooks_like_the/
http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comme...ntendo_to_end/

Write a letter! Snail-mail addresses...

Nintendo Co., Ltd.
11-1 Hokotate-cho, Kamitoba,
Minami-ku, Kyoto
Japan

Nintendo of America
4600 150th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052

Nintendo of Europe GmbH
Nintendo Center
D-63760 Grossostheim
Germany

Mention that you'd like to see region-free systems on Club Nintendo surveys!

Media coverage!

Ars Technica
Atomix (Mexico)
Attack of the Fanboy
Cowboy TV (Greece)
Critical Hits (Brazil)
Cubed3
Eurogamer (Germany)
Explosion
Gamebug (Australia)
Gamechup
Gamekicker
Gameplorer (Germany)
Gameranx
Gamerzona (Spain) - 2
gamestitch
Gameswelt (Germany)
Gametalk
Gaming Vlog Network
Gamnesia - 2
HD Blog (Italy)
JP Games (Germany) - 2
Kulture Geek (France)
Lazygamer
Leviathyn
Los Gameboys (Mexico) - 2
Mii-Gamer
MyProffs - 1
MyProffs - 2
Nintendo Invader
Nintendo Teens
NintendoFans (Germany)
Nintendojo
PCG Media
Polygon
QuickJump
Spieletester (Germany)
Sponge
Stevivor
T3 (Australia)
TechnoBuffalo
TechRadar
TechSmart (South Africa)
Turtletechie
The Verge
WareGround IT News
Wii U News (Austria)
XGN (Netherlands)

YouTube videos!

BradleyNews11
BroKenGaMezHD
Content Patch
DaKidWiiTrailers
darkgamer001
Duxa7iva (Spanish)
GameSpot - 1
GameSpot - 2

KGPrestige
KITT171
nxtgen720
Ryan Maloney
Scottish DuckTales - 3
Scottish DuckTales - 4
ScottMtc (Italy)
SpanglishBoyGamer (Spanish)

Older media coverage is archived in post 17.

From sixteen-bit:

Title logo courtesy of XxBroBuzzxX.
Last edited by Cheesemeister; 07-12-2013 at 11:14 AM.