WiiU Gamepad are region locked !

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by syrusch, Dec 26, 2012.

Dec 26, 2012
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    syrusch New Member

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    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    wow, that is absolutely madness, WTH nintendo? so no one will be able to import from japan if a gamepad breaks.
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    I heard from somewhere else that using an out-of-region Gamepad will not work for updating the system firmware (since it is likely that it updates the Gamepad as well), but would work for everything else.
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    Quick question guys are the pro controllers region locked want to ship from japan
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    it make sense having the gamepad region locked since pretty much can be considered as a system itself with diferent firmware so yeah i dont understand why people bitch about the region lock in the gamepad
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    and peeps are surprised in this? pretty much picked it from the start that everything was gonna be locked.
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    Now we cant throw our gamepads at the wall anymore. They should focus on fixing loading times instead. I would also like to know if the pro controllers are region locked also.
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    ^ Nope. When you sync an out of region gamepad controller to the wii u it asks you to do a GamePad Update and then fails because you can't do an update with an out of region GamePad.

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