The secret best Nintendo Switch feature is its lack of region-locking

The Nintendo Switch didn’t exactly launch with a ton of features, but there’s one aspect of its software design that I’m already very grateful for. Unlike every other Nintendo console shipped since the company started designing actual operating systems, the Switch is completely region-free — you can play games from any country without issue, often in any language.

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Nintendo confirmed a new Switch ‘feature’ that has some gamers furious

It’s not entirely a shock, but it’s still a bit surprising how universally positive the early response has been to the Nintendo Switch. After the travesty that was the Wii U, expectations for the Nintendo Switch were sky-high ahead of its release earlier this month. Despite very positive reports from earlier reviews like BGR’s own Nintendo Switch review that was published ahead of launch, the lack of available games at launch seemed like it might be a big problem for Nintendo, especially since the pain from the lack of top-tier Wii U games is still so fresh on everyone’s minds. But the novelty of the Switch’s hardware design and the incredible response to the new console’s first flagship game, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, have been praised far and wide.

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