Just like the Wii and 3DS, Nintedo’s latest console Wii U will be region locked.
That’s according to a Famitsu translation posted on Twitter:
What can be played on the Wii U is restricted by a region-lock feature; software not sold in the same region cannot be played.
The console will be launched in the U.S. on November 18th, while Europe sees a November 30th release. In an surprising move by Nintendo, Japan, a region that’s always first to see console launches from Sony and the aforementioned company, will get Wii U on December 8th.