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It means they're likely going to start exploiting disparate markets more aggressively.
So you bought it early from another market. That meant one fewer sale in the local market, decreasing the value of the local market to the seller. They'd rather you buy it in the local market at the local market price than on the global market. Or, they wouldonlycater to the global market and ignore regionalization beyond the big two (English and Japanese).
In business? Most definitely.
And that's why we're in a recession. The economy can't move when money doesn't exchange hands and exchanges can only happen on mutual agreement.
And that's why we're in a recession. The economy can't move when money doesn't exchange hands and exchanges can only happen on mutual agreement.Segmented media markets are so far removed from the root causes of the economic downturn as to be completely unrelated. The amounts of money "not exchanging hands" due to region locking effectively rounds down to zero compared to the amounts of money involved in the rest of the economy.
Region Locking is a massive billboard marked "pirate this product". Hell, it's been all but advocated here and whilst it's not as bad as "One instance of Pirating this product is a lost sale" as many companies bemoan, it's still a sizable impact on the product.
Region Locking is a massive billboard marked "pirate this product".
Why is it region-locked. Why?! I buy so many Japanese games at Bookoff!
Nope, just arguing for the sake of arguing : )
Nope, just arguing for the sake of arguing : )There's been more than enough of that in this thread.
According to a quick Google search, there isn't really a consensus as to whether or not it is region locked.
The short answer: the hackers will always be one step ahead, aside from some very brief moments where a platform is brand new.
Nintendo is very late to the anti-piracy party
I wonder if it will have enough power to emulate N64 games, or if anyone will have the expertise to do so. Maybe they'll do what they did with PSX on the PSP where they hacked the emulation code out of official PSN releases.
Well, it's going to be $250. I was going to pre-order one, but at that price I'm not so sure. The only game exclusive to 3DS that I'm looking at is Kid Icarus, and that probably isn't worth it.
What did you think it was going to cost?