First Party Wii games are region-free, VC download details

IGN reports: “First-party games for Wii will be region-free, according to NoA’s vice president of marketing and corporate affairs, Perrin Kaplan. Speaking to Wired News’ Joel Johnson, Kaplan confirmed that, like the DS, Wii gamers will be able to play titles from different territories without restriction… downloaded Virtual Console games would be tied to an individual user’s account. However, the system is structured in such a way that, in the event of, say, a meteor crashing through the window and pile-driving your Wii to a pulp, you’ll still be able to play your previously purchased games on a brand new Wii console.”