Nintendo UK General Manager David Yarnton has stated that Nintendo of America was wrong for telling us that the console would be region-free, and that the Nintendo Wii will in fact, be region-locked. Too bad, it really would’ve been great to get Japanese imports the legitimate way. Looks like users are going to have to old school it with the Wii and mod their consoles to be able to play other regions.
According to our friends over at SlashGear , there is another theory floating around that the Wii will be region free for US and Japan, but locked for Europe. No word on how legitimate this one is either, we’ll keep you posted!
Nintendo Wii Region-Locked [SlashGear]