Jap. games on US DS?

Discussion in 'NDS - Console and Game Discussions' started by nloding, Feb 7, 2007.

  1. nloding

    nloding GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 22, 2006
    United States
    Grand Rapids, MI, USA
    I'm not sure if this is a stupid question or not, but regardless I don't know the answer!

    If I travel to Japan, see a DS or GBA game that I think is cool, and I buy it ... Will it work in my US-bought DS?

    I did some searching and found nothing that directly answered that question.
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

    pip Reporter
    Nov 21, 2005
    United Kingdom
    There is no region coding on the DS, the closest that it ever came was with the US release of Metroid Prime Hunters where the Euro languages were disabled (and a patch released to enable them) or with the iQue DS (the China only model).
  3. teonintyfive

    teonintyfive GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Oct 20, 2006
    Greece, Somewhere in Macedonia
    Well, my US MPH (My local game store brings USA games [​IMG]) works on my European DS.
  4. mario5555

    mario5555 Newbie

    OP, (original poster) all you had to type in was "Nintendo DS Region Free" in Google and the first thing to come up is the wikipedia article that says, it is region free.

    Maybe you were just ignorant of "what" to type in, no harm, but now you know. [​IMG]
  5. iori-kyo-k

    iori-kyo-k GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 17, 2006
    Band Of The Hawks
    Yup region free indeed. Hopefully for us French guys, or else I would have been doomed to play stupid European releases only :/