It has been some time since I launched a petition on Change.org to support a campaign to persuade Nintendo to rethink its stance on region locking. After a considerable amount of coverage on major websites, resulting in some journalists even taking the question straight to Nintendo, things have admittedly been slower lately, but of course, we declared from day one that we would not back down, that we would not stop until Nintendo became region free. Yesterday, our petition finally crossed the 25,000 mark. For comparison:
- That figure is 2.5x the amount of Wii U units sold in Europe between April and July.
- It is over half the population of the Faroe Islands and roughly a sixth of the population of Guam.
- The number of signatories is also a fifth of the population of the City of Cambridge (the city I live near), which as many of you will know, is home to one of the world’s leading universities. In terms of where I actually live, the number of signatures is roughly 12x that of my village’s population!
So many of you have already expressed your wish for this to happen and every signatures does make a difference! That’s why, while we celebrate this milestone, we ask that you help raise awareness of this with people who have yet to sign – link them to the petition, post about it on social media using the hash-tags #NintendoRegionFree and #EndRegionLocking, post about it on the YouTube Miiverse Community and tell any gaming journalists you know about it!