Changing region to access eshop and buy games

Discussion in '3DS - Nintendo Network' started by skebeman, Feb 20, 2015.

  1. skebeman
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    skebeman Member

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    Hi all! i just got my New 3DS. I want to buy games from the eshop but if i set my region to Cyprus (where i live) i cannot acces the eshop. i get a message that says that it is not available for my region. So i changed the region to UK (England) and it let me access it. Downloaded the latest update, installed it and all work fine.

    My question for you is: Will i be able to buy games even though i'm not located in the UK? Will everything work as it should? What about creating a NNID account? i read somewhere that the NNID locks your console to the spesific region you set it up to and then cannot change it.

    thanks in advance for any help you provide!!!
     
  2. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Most likely, you're never asked for an address anyway (and if they do... click somewhere in google maps, lol) -- there would be VERY little market for imported consoles otherwise I suspect!
    Correct, it locks the country for everything but mii plaza (eshop will send you to account settings, which will complain and give up), at least between 2 countries with online services...
     
  3. skebeman
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    ok got it! thanks for the answer!! :yay:
     
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