Players who purchase a Wii U in one region may only play titles released for that region, Nintendo confirmed this week.
Speaking to CVG earlier this week, the UK arm confirmed that the Wii U is region locked. This certainly isn't a new approach from the longstanding force of video games - with decades of Nintendo consoles also tied down to their respective regions.
"Unlocking" consoles has been a possibility in the past through specific discs, homebrew software and physical modding, however it will likely be some time before the Wii U becomes unlocked to the masses.
Sony and Microsoft have taken a more flexible approach to region-specific gaming, with publishers mainly deciding on whether or not to do so.