Hi everyone I am looking to buy my nephew a Legend of Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS as a Christmas Present. My local video game pawn shop has one for sale in mint condition however it is a Pal Region 3DS and we live in North America. I read that the 3DS is still region locked? and that the previous method that people were using to make it region free is not safe anymore? With that being said, is it safe to say my only option(aside from Sky3DS) would be purchasing a Gateway 3DS? The Zelda 3DS is on Firmware 2.1.0-4E. Do I have to purchase a Retail Cart from a Pal Region in order to update the Zelda 3DS to Firmware 4.5? Or can I getaway with using a NTSC Shin Megami Tensei IV just to update it? (will the region lock block that too?) Or is it just more simple to buy a NTSC 3DS that has Firmware 4.5 and less? : \ Thanks for reading.