making a US eshop account on a PAL 3ds xl ?

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  1. golu12
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    golu12 Newbie

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    so im going to recieve my white 3ds xl soon, i ordered it from Austria, so its going to be the pal version.

    but just now i came to know games are just 40 dollars in the US store

    will i be able to make a US eshop account on that PAL 3ds xl system?

    payment is no issue as i can buy the points cards online.

    thanks!
     
  2. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    No, it won't be possible.
     
  3. Arshes91

    Arshes91 GBAtemp Regular

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    Im not sure is possible to change the region of nintendo Eshop Since Nintendo 3ds have Region Lock you also forgot that?
     
  4. back25

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    I'm pretty sure you can change your region to US.
    But you need to check what content is region locked.
    So don't expect playing any retail titles this way.
     
  5. pokefloote

    pokefloote GBAtemp Addict

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    You can't change the eshop to US, even if you could change your location in the 3DS settings. People would have been doing this all the time if it were so easy.
     
  6. back25

    back25 Advanced Member

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    True. I just checked and I can't select PAL countries in my 3DS.
     
  7. golu12
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    golu12 Newbie

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    have to buy the retail carts then forever :(
     
  8. how_do_i_do_that

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    Even if you got a US region 3DS, you would still have a problem of getting the 3DS prepaid cards to use on the eshop. Using a credit card, it will be expecting an address from North America.

    That is also the problem for those that have a 3DS from japan. Obtaining prepaid cards gets costly.
     
  9. amaro999

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    I don´t think so. At least this is not true for European 3DS´. I have a 3DS XL bought in Spain, I´ve chosen Italy as my country of residence and I use my Brazilian Credit Card to purchase "retail" games on the e-Shop.