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New 3DS models will be region locked


If you were hoping that the new 3DS models would have no region-lock then you are going to be disappointed.



The new 3DS models, which will arrive in the UK sometime in 2015, will feature a new C-stick, ZL and ZR buttons, built-in NFC and a better CPU, however like their currently-available siblings, they will be region-locked.

So there we go.

Does this really matter to you or not? Personally I'm just looking forward to getting hold of a brand new 3DS XL with some new buttons.

Edited On 08 Sep, 2014

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Turniplord 2 years ago
I don't really mind about region blocking on the 3DS - These days most of my games are e-shop downloads so I don't have to carry around the carts with me. plus, bar a few, US and EU come out around the same time - wouldn't get a JP game unless it had full english (which they don't, hence the delay). There is always the 'Homebrew' channel though which is coming for both old and new designs to release the region lock ;)
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Tbh I didn't really care about the Region Locking till the whole fiasco with SMT 4. Europe has been waiting on the game for over a year and now we are only getting it as an eshop download
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Surprised they didn't make it region free... might as well seeing as so much else about this console is spitting in the face of original 3DS owners.
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Akemi no Zero 2 years ago
Nintendo region lock every think 9 times out 10. So im not shocked by this really.
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PrometheusFan 2 years ago
Actually the 3DS was the first time Nintendo region locked a handheld console.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 2 years ago
Yup
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Artemisthemp 2 years ago
Happy to know that, I won't be needing to get a New 3DS ad launch to play non-EU title.

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