I relate on so many levels with the frustation caused by this dated aspect of the video game industry.
One time, while I was in Japan for 4 months, I just couldn’t play any new game that came out on the 3DS. At that time around October 2013, it was the grand release of Pokémon X and Y. I was stuck replaying some games I brought with me. I also wanted to buy Dragon Quest VII, but this just wasn’t possible either.
And by the way, like many other Dragon Quest fans, I’m still hoping for a Western release of the game.
Recently, I was more than pumped to buy the Humble Nindie Bundle: great cause, great games, amazing prices. What more could you ask for? But sadly, I was reading everywhere about how this bundle was exclusive to North America and some parts in Southern and Central America.
As the article said, what could have been a sure PR win for Nintendo was just more frustration building up among non-American gamers.
Did you ever face an issue with region-locking before? Did you manage to find a solution? Please tell me more in the comments.