Looks like the 2DS is Region Free

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  1. EvilMakiPR
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    This is from Katsukity's Blog. If you don't know who Katsukity is. He's the one that make 3DS & 3DS XL Capture Cards.

    Here's the Quote:

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  2. aXXo

    aXXo GBAtemp Regular

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    Is that an Australian 2DS? It's extremely hard to read the serial code from the picture.
     
  3. Riyaz

    Riyaz Black Ace/Red Joker

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    hmm too bad i dont have an other country cardridge to test it with
    but btw i see that he tried in the picture a ds game and arent the ds games region free (exept dsi enchanted games?)
     
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  4. Saturosias

    Saturosias Sakura-sō Resident

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    He used a DS game... are those not already unrestricted on any 3DS as well?

    I don't see why this even belongs in "Hacking and Homebrew", it's literally just a fact -- DS games are not region-locked.
     
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    Enchanted games huh, if I rub it will a magic rubix cube pop out and grant me my wishes and dreams. Hopefully my dreams of an enchanted rubix cube will be enhanced by the reality of actually finding it
     
  6. Foxi4

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    Depending on whether the games were DSiEnhanced or not, this could mean a lot... or nothing. Standard DS games aren't region locked, only DSi/DSiEnhanced ones are. Moreover, DS Sandbox and 3DS Mode are separate entities altogether... That being said, I'm still interested.
     
  7. dragonblood9999

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    ds games are region free, its 3ds games that are locked.
    i could do the samething with my NTSC 3ds xl with one of my PAL ds games
     
  8. loco365

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    If that's the case than so is my 3DS. I can play my Japanese import of Pokemon Heart Gold on it.

    /sarcasm
     
  9. Foxi4

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    Ain't no NTSC/PAL/SECAM on handhelds, just Nintendo being butthurt. :P
     
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  10. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    Look at the Flag...
    I've tried a DSi enhanced game (pokemon black JP), nothing appears on both my 3DS XL and 2DS (euro version).

    Japanese DS games works fine on both systems.

    Still stupid that DSi enhanced games does not work AT ALL on DSi/3DS from another region, yet they work fine (except DSi features) on DS/DSlite, Nintendo could at least let you use the games without the DSi features on every systems. :(

    EDIT: (you can actually play them with an action replay)
     
  11. Ryupower

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    super mislabel title
    the post look to be about a 2ds cap card the you mod the system to use
    like the this
     
  12. EvilMakiPR
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    That's Loopy's Board. Loopy buy the PCBs from Katsukity. Not to mention that Loopy doesn't update his anymore and only have or had services for the original 3DS. While Katsukity have a DS, DS Lite, 3DS, 3DS XL, PS Vita and now 2DS.

    Loopy can't even get the sound over USB to work on his.
     
  13. GamerzHell9137

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    Its DS games, he even posted playing NSMB in the source

    [​IMG]
     
  14. telumetan

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    DS games are region free... very misleading topic. No way Nintendo would make a blunder by making the 2D region-free when they're still actively being adamant about region-lock.
     
  15. kyogre123

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    God, why don't people ask about this stuff in the noob thread first before claiming something to be X without actually knowing what's going on? It's (not very well, sadly) known that "a 2ds" is just another 3DS revision, just like a 3DSXL; these 3 use the same firmware, so unless it's an special system like those for developers, no way one of these could "be region free".
     
  16. frogboy

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    i lol'd
     
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    2ds retail $129.99
    3ds retail $199.99

    and the guy can't figure out why the 2ds was released?? doesn't take a genius..
     
  18. suly10

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    Nintendo 2DS, by far the UGLIEST of Nintendo's creations....who the hell came up with the design for it anyway...
     
  19. EvilMakiPR
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    I sold my 3DS XL and bought a 2DS. Love the design.