Is the region lock Country specific or Region?

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  1. Nero2000
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    Like if I buy a 3ds in spain will games I buy in the UK work because they are both European?
     
  2. BoxmanWTF

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    it's Region Specific.
    So you can buy your Spain 3DS, and buy UK games.
     
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    What Sonic said. And if you need more clarification, I bought a used copy of Street Fighter 3D from a Canadian, and it works fine on my USA 3DS.
     
  4. chris888222

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    It's actually country specific.

    Korea has its own region, same with Hong Kong and Taiwan.

    It doesn't matter that much though, since the 3 main regions are Europe, Japan and Americas.

    You can buy a 3DS from Spain and play UK games because they fall under the European region.
     
  5. indask8

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    Look at the Flag...
    NTSC-J (Japan only)
    NTSC-U (USA/Canada only) (and certainly borderline countries + islands)
    PAL (Europe/Australia)

    And has chris888222 said, HK/Taiwan/China (and certainly once again a few extra kinda independent little countries may have their own region.

    Don't know about russia east-europe countries? it's Pal?
     
  6. Codename

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    noob. why else would it be called REGION lock?
     
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    Very constructive post Codename.

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  8. YamiHoshi.nl

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    Region Lock is a Lock on Regions.
    Seriously!
     
  9. weavile001

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    my brazilian 3ds works normaly with a need for speed the run PAL and zelda ocarina of time 3d from ntsc-u ,Usa
     
  10. YamiHoshi.nl

    YamiHoshi.nl I'm MKGirlism.

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    Keep in mind, that Handhelds aren't really PAL or NTSC.
    Also, Brazil is part of Nintendo of America, that's why there's some confusion with this.
     
  11. flygon12345

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    ........................ :( asia is not a region :( nintendo fail...but i live in India got that 3ds imported from USA lol bad news is since its far i rarely get games


     
  12. chris888222

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  14. YamiHoshi.nl

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    As for Asia, some share with Nintendo of Europe, and some with Nintendo of America.
    As for Africa, that's mainly Nintendo of Europe.
    Russia is NoE as well, as well as East-Europe.
     
  15. HalMotley

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    Of course region locking is designed primarily to avoid piracy or Nintendo wanting to control release dates by not allowing people to import their games from abroad.
    This is proved by the fact that old DS consoles could play cartridges around the world.

    Steam do this as well, which is one of the annoyances of the platform (persons moves from UK to America, message box appears "Sorry, this game is not available in your region.", FUUUUUUUUUUUU-!)

    The differences between the television standards PAL, NTSC, SECAM are to do with physical limitations due to the picture frequency (number of fields per second) of your television in PAL it is 50Hz and NTSC it's 60Hz. Two of my PS2 games which were Tekken 4 and Shadow the Hedgehog allowed you to select this frequency depending on your region and when I tried 60Hz on my TV, the output was black and white, plus fuzzy.
     
  16. weavile001

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    no, here , most of people is ntsc-u