Hoping to buy a different region new 3DS

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by Skelanimal, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. Skelanimal
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    Hello, all!

    I own an o3ds and have done all I could have asked for with it and am now in the market for a new 3ds.
    I live in the U.S. where Nintendo thinks a smaller unit would have confused me as a consumer, so I am now ordering from overseas. I will probably be ordering a PAL version, however, this raises some concerns:

    1. I am aware that I can run a U.S. emunand on the console, however, I know that I can not run emunand past 9.5. Will I lose the ability to play online games as a result?

    2. In regards to the region changed emunand, is there a way I can access eshop despite my emunand only being 9.5?

    3. Aside from emunand, I am considering swapping the sysnand region to U.S. I know this will result in the loss of eshop access and system transfer. Would accessing eshop be possible if I were to run an emunand on top of this?

    I had a lot more questions last night when I was reading, though I have forgotten most of them with sleep. I will edit this post to include more questions if I can remember them. I apologize if this is worded poorly, my thoughts are all jumbled at the minute.

    Long story short: Want a PAL/JAP region new 3ds with U.S. emunand or sysnand. What things will I not have access to performing a region swap via emunand/ sysnand and is there a way around that? Thank you!
     
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    I think you will lose access to the eShop on a region swapped console but there might be ways around it (spoofs etc)
    If you want to import an n3ds I can buy one and send it to you (Aus pal).
     
  3. Skelanimal
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    Wow, really?? That would be so awesome of you. Thank you for the offer. I'm still on the fence though because I'm not entirely sure what my restrictions would be using a non-US region here... I'm just worried I'll be really gimping myself by buying a PAL version. Would you be able to get a 9.0-9.2??
     
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    Yeah most new ones have 9.0-9.2
     
  5. Skelanimal
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    I just might have to take you up on that offer... I just want to do a little more reading on it first. How should I contact you if I decide to go with it? PM? :o
     
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    Yeah just send me a PM :-)