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Nintendo of America says it tried to make its Humble Bundle global for months

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Earlier this week Humble Bundle made a little history by introducing not only its first game bundle for consoles, but also for Nintendo games.

The Humble Nindies Bundle is a celebration of indies on the 3DS and Wii U, but there's one major catch: The collection of eight games for $10 is only good for North America.

Speaking to Polygon, a Nintendo of America spokesperson said the collection of games are region locked to the Americas because "all software for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems is region locked."

But Damon Baker, who manages the overall marketing and strategic planning programs for all third-party games for Nintendo of America, tweeted that the company had tried to change that for the bundle.

While it's best not to read too much into that tweet, it is a reminder that Nintendo's policy of region-locking its games is something on the minds of even the president of the company.

Late last year, Satoru Iwata indicated that the company was willing to rethink its policy.

"As for what should be done going forward, if unlocked for the benefit of the customers, there may also be a benefit for us," he said in an investor Q&A session. "Conversely, unlocking would require various problems to be solved, so while I can't say today whether or not we intend to unlock, we realize that it is one thing that we must consider looking to the future."

The Humble Nindie Bundle launched on Monday and features a collection of 3DS and Wii U games at a pay-what-you-want price. More than 43,000 bundles have been sold since the Humble Bundle went live, bringing in more than $400,000. Customers can choose to donate all or a portion of the price of the bundle to non-profit Code.org.

You can read more about this Humble Bundle and what it means for the future of Humble right here.