"European 3DS plays Japanese 3DS game"

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  1. JPdensetsu
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    A few days ago I was looking on a Belgian secondhand site and I found a very interesting offer. "Japanese Nintendo 3DS + Kingdom Hearts 3DS for 170 euro. I contacted the guy but since he lived to far away, I asked if there was a possibility to send it over. The seller also sent me a few videos where he showed me the good-looking 3DS and the 3DS playing Kingdom Hearts. But what I found remarkable is that on the backside of the 3DS you could see the CE-marking which is only used on European products.

    I told him that it's impossible to play Japanese 3DS games on a European system because it's region-locked (from what I've read on the Internet) and he keeps saying it's actually possible. I shouldn't believe him, should I?
     


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  3. kingcolex

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    ask for a video of it running and to check the firmware and whatnot.
     
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    I forgot
    People still believe stuff like this?
     
  5. JPdensetsu
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    Well he showed me a video running the Nintendo 3DS and it was entirely in Japanese. I also noticed he used the same camera, that's the reason why I was actually doubting. Of course I've read many time that it's not possible to run games from another region, I was just wondering how it's possible. :/
     
  6. AceWarhead

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    Hmm, upload the said video?
     
  7. JPdensetsu
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    Here it is. It could just be me who's become slightly superstitious.
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  8. AceWarhead

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    Wait, if it is European, why does it have Japanese text on the 3DS Menus?
    EDIT: Bah, nevermind. That does look rather interesting.... What is that text box that pops up when he boots it up though?
     
  9. YamiHoshi.nl

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    You know how that Hack is called?
    Because I know it.
    It's called, Battery Cover Swap.
    Aka, he swapped the Battery Cover from a European 3DS, onto a Japanese 3DS.
     
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  10. loco365

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    That's a Japanese 3DS. /thread The popup is the system complaining about the SD card and that it needs to install additional content software to it. He's obviously pulling your leg.
     
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    It's something about his SD that could not be read.
    Could you tell me something more about it?
     
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    Is it April 1st already?
     
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    He is lying. He took a Europen 3DS' battery cover and put it on a Japanese 3DS. It won't change the region of the 3DS in any way. It'll always be a Japanese 3DS.
     
  14. JPdensetsu
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    But the fact is, I want to buy a Japanese 3DS ...
     
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    Yes, untie the 4 screws from one 3DS's Cover, pull it off, do the same with the other 3DS, and tie both Covers onto the wrong 3DS.
    This is just 40 seconds of work.
     
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    in my apartment
    its bullshit
     
  17. JPdensetsu
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    Thanks for the information. Now he came up with a video showing the firmware version of the 3DS.

     
  18. AceWarhead

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    That's definitely Japanese Firmware.
     
  19. JPdensetsu
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    And looking at the time it seems that he made it a couple of minutes ago.
    Thanks for helping me out everyone! Going to buy it and play some Taiko! :D
     
  20. YamiHoshi.nl

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    I have Taiko as well, it's definitely a Must Buy.