I am not really new in this forums, this is just my first post. I bought an Asian version 3DS, and registered it at Club Nintendo. Apparently, they don't accept serials starting with CS so I replaced it with CW(Found the solution here in this forums). But then I didn't get the additional 70(?) coins 'cause the Asian version 3DS doesn't have a card with a PIN on the box. I emailed Nintendo's customer support, then they asked me some information. One of the information is my country. I answered 'Philippines', then they emailed me this: So apparently, they are taking the region blocking to the extremes. But what if I don't really reside here in the Philippines, or I am currently working temporarily here? And I have my family in the US? I'm in the process of negotiating back my account, but it isn't a big deal for me. But still, free stuff for buying Nintendo products is still better.