Nintendo Announce Wii Is Region Free

Nintendo’s VP of Marketing has revealed to Joel Johnson from Wired News that all first-party Wii games will be free of region locks, thus allowing them to run on a Wii system purchased from Japan, Europe, American. The option is available for third-party developer to do the same but it has not been revealed if all companies will take up the option and get rid of the annoying system that plagued all consoles since the beginning of time!

At the time of writing we are unsure if this move by Nintendo will only lead to some games being playable on Japanese, European, American Wiis like the Xbox360 or if it will offer an experience similar to complete region-free gaming on handhelds.