Yes, the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, and New Nintendo 2DS XL
systems are region locked. Region locking enables Nintendo to include parental controls and more efficiently deliver region-specific system and menu updates to users.
Can pal 3DS play US games?
No, this is not possible. A Nintendo 3DS bought in the PAL region only plays software from that region.
Are there region free 3DS games?
The 3DS’s older brothers, the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite, are region free. This means a person who owns a North American DS or DS Lite can purchase and play a Japanese or European game without being locked out or experiencing major technical problems.
Can 3DS play games from other regions?
The 3DS is the first Nintendo handheld family to pose restrictions on all of its games from other regions – meaning that you can’t import games from Japan or North America unless you also have a 3DS from the same region to play them on.
Can Japanese 3DS games play on American 3DS?
All 3DS XLs are region-locked. Japanese games and European games do not work properly on a North American 3DS XL, if at all.
Can a Japanese New 3DS play American games?
Those hoping to import Japanese games for their US Nintendo 3DS are out of luck. Those wanting to play imports will have to buy a foreign system as a 3DS from one territory will not play games from another.
Can you play a UK DS games on the 3DS?
Yes, you will be able to play most Nintendo DS games on your Nintendo 3DS. Exceptions are games that use the GBA Slot. Note that some Nintendo DSi games bought outside the PAL region may not be playable on a Nintendo 3DS from the PAL region.
Can Japanese 3DS games be played in English?
You can’t change it. Also, you can’t modify it to English. Even games for English or any other region cannot be play for Japanese. You can only play japanese version of games.
What happens if you change your region on 3DS?
If you change your country settings, you will no longer be able to use services that require a Nintendo Network ID, such as browsing Nintendo eShop or posting to Miiverse.
Is Pokemon Black region-locked?
“We got the first units of Pokemon Black / White in and confirmed, that the games are indeed region-locked on Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL consoles. Please understand that we are not able to accept returns due to region lock issues.
Can a Japanese DS play American games?
The original DS and DS Lite have no region lock, so you can play virtually any DS game on them. The DSi and DSi XL are region locked, however, the only games that they will not be able to plan are DSi enhanced games outside of your console’s designated region.
Are European 3DS region locked?
The 3DS, unlike the Nintendo DS before it, is region-locked. There are 3 regions: North America, Japan and EU/Australia. So if you buy your 3DS in Australia, you’ll need to purchase games from either the EU or Australia as well.
Is Nintendo DS region free?
Older Nintendo DS and DS Lite software is region-free, so you can play most of that software on a Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL from any region. It’s possible, however, that future Nintendo DS software will incorporate region encoding.