"When you were asked if you would lift the region locks at the Financial Results Briefing six months ago, you answered that you would take it into consideration. Please explain the current situation."
Iwata answered the question by stating while the current iteration of the Nintendo 3DS will not able to play games from other regions the Nintendo NX may be able to.
"My understanding is that it is not realistic on the existing video game systems because unlocking them after they are already on the market poses a number of hurdles. On the other hand, regarding NX, we understand that many consumers hold such opinions and such suggestions exist in the market, and although we have nothing concrete at the moment, we are internally analyzing what hurdles exist to lifting region locks. That is the situation right now. We acknowledge your request, and I personally want to give it positive consideration."
While this is no promise the Nintendo NX will be region free it's certainly a step in the right direction. What do you think about the Nintendo NX? Let us know in the comments below!