Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, along with Kotaku’s Stephen Totilo and GameTrailers TV’s Geoff Keighley, visited Nintendo fans in the Wii U launch line near the Nintendo World Store, after his appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
During his visit, a Nintendo fan requested that Nintendo makes its next handheld region free, so that consumers won’t have to pay for an expensive imported Nintendo 3DS from Japan in order to play Project X Zone, for example. Fils-Aime replied to the fan by saying he’s sorry.
Nintendo Fan: Can you make the next [Nintendo] handheld region free? Because I have Project X Zone, and I can’t play it… So I need $300 to import the Japanese version.
Reggie Fils-Aime: Sorry about that.