Planning to buy a New 3DS (JP) with Gateway/Sky3ds Questions

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  1. Ugothacked
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    Hello, I was planning on buying a New 3DS from japan since it is currently only $163 (with 2 day shipping to the US) from Superufo, and I also wanted to get a gateway or a Sky3ds but i had some questions about them.

    Since Gateway hasnt been updated to 9.2 yet I thought that Sky3ds would be the better choice since it supports 9.4... but... Im not sure about the region locking and how it works. Will I only be able to download JAP games for the Sky3ds? Or should I wait for the Gateway? Any one have an answer to this? Thanks
     
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    Sky3ds: you can download anything but your n3ds can only run jp region.
    If you want to play us region you must buy gateway for jp n3ds.
    I 'm same boat with you :)) but i will wait gw team
     
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    You know the 2-4 day shipping option is 30 dollars right? That puts the total at $193. At that price I'd rather go for a company with an established reputation.
    Unless you aren't talking about the LL version.
     
  4. Ugothacked
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    Wait, so if I download lets say... Pokemon, I must download a Japanese version of it to be able to play it with the Sky3DS?
     
  5. guitarheroknight

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    yup. Only japanese games work.
     
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    Since it would be a japanese console. Yes, it would have to be a japanese version of Pokemon.
     
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    If sky support region free i will buy it now but base on the technical they used, i will never happen
     
  8. Ugothacked
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    Alright I see, Ill just wait for gateway then. Thanks

    And its the Normal Size version, New 3DS (Black) for $142