Wii NOT Region-Free?

In direct contrast to the story we posted late last week, the upcoming Nintendo Wii console is, apparently, not region-free. According to Nintendo UK General Manager David Yarnton, Nintendo of America was incorrect in announcing that the Wii would be region-free, and that the console will in fact be "region-locked." This basically means that games bought in one region won't work on a console of another region, shattering hopes that imported games would work without any kind of special hacking.

[via IGN]