So, my wife is Japanese. We live in the USA. And although she speaks English just fine, after I told her about the region lock on the 3DS she now wants to get a (J) console. The two main reasons are Animal Crossing and Tomodachi Collection, which she played to death on the DS. At first she tried my Animal Crossing out, and then got a japanese version (Doubutsu no Mori) from back home. She said the English translation of Animal Crossing was a pain in the ass and not interesting/amusing like the Japanese version. And chances are, she's right. Anyway, with the region lock on the 3DS, if she gets a (J) console and uses it here in USA, how crippled will it be?? Would it be able to receive updates, use the (J) eshop, and etc? Would it be able to connect over wifi with other players in Japan (for Animal Crossing) using FC? I know it wouldn't be able to connect locally or wifi with (U) games which I know will suck since Animal Crossing is the main game she wants it for and that's kinda lame if you can't hook up with some other player(s). But she wants the game in her native language which isn't too hard to sympathize with. Thanks for any help.