The world is a smaller place now than it ever has been before. Not literally, of course, the planet we live on has remained roughly the same size for millenia, even when dinosaurs roamed around thinking they owned the place. They did, but still.
In these days when the Internet means we can do everything together no matter where we live, including, incidentally, playing video games, the idea of territories and dividing the world up into separate blocks, is a rather outdated one.
Unfortunately no one seems to have sent that memo to Nintendo, which, according to CVG, intends to region-lock the Wii U. This means that only games bought in a particular region will work on the consoles built for that same region.
Region-locking used to be widespread, but Sony and Microsoft both now offer publishers the choice. Nintendo clearly doesn’t want to join them. We shouldn’t be surprised at this news, as it only continues a policy started many generations ago, but it is still slightly disappointing.