Can a EU 3ds and US 3ds play together locally?

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    The title says it all, but to be more specific if I had Resident evil Revelations on EU 3ds and my friend had it on his US 3ds could we play locally?
     
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    Afaik, most of the 3DS games are region-locked in local muti-player.
     
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    That's a shame, but I could still play with them over wifi if I had their friend code right?
     
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    If there's online in the game, then yes. The only game that has IP-lock that I know of is Mario Tennis Open.
     
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    Alright thank you for the information! So if you had a EU 3ds would you suggest selling it and buying a US 3ds?
     
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    Depending on where you live and how you're going to get games. If you convert the price of European games to USD you will find that they are actually more expensive. So, if you live in the US there's no no need at all to have a European 3DS.
     
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    Local Play works Fine between Regions

    Download play doesn't

    have 3DS Jap and 3DS EUR
    both can play games locally and online together

    Mario Kart 7, Mario Tennis Local play works as long as both people have there Cart
    Mario Tennis will not work if one of the consoles is download playing from a different region tho
     
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    Wait, I am pretty sure I read an article saying local multi-player is region-locked O.o
     
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    well i have 2 different region consoles and they play fine together locally
    you just cant use download play
     
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    @ Pong When you say cart do you mean game card? Sorry just clarifying also do you mind posting a video?

    @ Beta Do you mind posting the article?
     
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    so the Japanese Console has Mario cart 7 cart in Japanese, and the Eur console has Mario Cart 7 cart in English
    they then talk happily locally, same as online i guess
    i cant do a video right now as away from home

    after looking online it appears certain games do work and others are more fussy

    Download play is where only One console has a cart and the other console would have to download the game from the other for the multiplayer session
    this does not work between regions on any game

    dead or alive dimensions apparently doesnt work Local but i dont have both to confirm this
     
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    Alright Thank you! Sigh Nintendo...
     
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    here people where discussing the same thing
    http://3dsforums.com/questions-answers-40/america-japan-31434/
    maybe different compatibility for different regions mixing
     
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    Alrighty Thank you :D
     
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    you would assume EUR & USA local play would have the best compatibility due to both having the same languages on the carts but the EUR one contains a few more
     
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    It's dangerous to assume though. But thank you for the response it was indeed helpful.
     

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