Many sources are reporting that the new gift feature
that allows Wii owners to send Virtual Console games to their buddies is, unsurprisingly, region-locked
. That we expected; after all, VC games release on different schedules around the world. But what is surprising is that the function seems to be country
-locked as well. Posters at NeoGAF are reporting being unable to send Virtual Console games between Canada and the United States, though no one has yet -- to our knowledge -- tested sending VC games between two European nations that both use the euro as currency. We don't know yet what the lock is based upon; it could be currency or just blanket national lines. We'll keep you updated as we learn more, but for now, reconcile yourselves to only sending gifts to people who live under the same flag.