NTSC game on PAL 3DS?

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by man007gr, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. man007gr
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    Hello,
    I have a PAL 3DS and I want to buy a game from ebay. But the game I want to buy is NTSC.
    Will I be able to play the game? I read that 3DS is region-locked but not completely that's why I ask...
    Thank You...
     
  2. emigre

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    The 3DS is indeed region locked.
     
  3. cearp

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    for 3ds games and i think every dsi enhanced game (like pokemon etc), yes it is, but you can play any ds games.
    so, you won't be able to play this game on your 3ds [​IMG]
     
  4. man007gr
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    Thank you guys. Nintendo is stupid to do something like that...
     
  5. BlueStar

    BlueStar GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There's no such thing as a PAL or NTSC 3DS, but if you mean are the games locked to the regions of Europe, Japan and the US, yes.
     
  6. Weaselpipe

    Weaselpipe Erratic Temp user

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    I am getting severe deja-vu from this thread, as it is near identical to a recent one.
    NTSC and PAL are old TV styles, however games are still marketed as these for some reason. Region lock could have been implemented for any number of reasons, ie- to more accurately ascertain what is popular where, antipiracy, to stop companies making more money than the dev's by offering export/import, just to upset Rune Factory fans who can't import 4 from America when 3 still isn't out in the uk.... [​IMG]
     
  7. chris888222

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    The 3DS is region locked for DSi Software and 3DS games. All DS games are region free.

    @OP: PAL, NTSC and even NTSC-J are TV signals. They are normally used in home consoles which use the TV. The 3DS doesn't. That's why there's no NTSC for handhelds.
     
  8. Oceanborn712

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    Not every DSi enhanced game. Only the japanese version of Pokémon Black/White is region locked, for example.
     
  9. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    The US retail version of pokemon black/white works on an european DSi?