Pokemon Y USA not playing on Japan 3ds

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  1. Richard Domingo
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    Well I just recently bought a secondhand nintendo 3ds, and as I search for pokemon y\x compatibility on the japan 3ds, i thought that since pokemon Y is a worlwide release and can play up to many languages, maybe my 3ds can play it. so i bought pokemon Y and when I put it in my 3ds it doesnt start up. Is it because of the region locking? or can I perhaps use regionthree to unlock it? my firmware is at 9.5.0.23j. I'm a newbie so please bear with me. Thanks :))
     
  2. cearp

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    hi, yes... the 3ds is region locked sorry.
    your 3ds is on the latest fw... if it was an older fw you would be able to hack a bit (or a lot) and get past the region lock.
    but nintendo recently fixed it. you are stuck, sorry
     
  3. Richard Domingo
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    so, for the meantime, is it wise for me to wait for regionthree's update to unlock my region?
     
  4. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Yes, but the wait will be VERY long ;) :P

    It is much wiser to get a Japanese Pokémon Y game and sell the Us version or get a US (N)3DS and sell the Japanese one if you really want to play pokémon :)
     
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    a new hack might not even be possible. (maybe, but, even if it is technically possible, the work still needs to be done + released)
     
  6. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    I actually wonder how much money they wasted in manufacturing 3 versions of exactly the same software, without even a release date excuse...
     
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    3ds is region locked so you can't play US games on a Japan 3ds. You can get a gateway card then you can play any games on any region's 3ds in the classic mode.
     
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    What software?
     
  9. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    X/Y, which have at least 3 ROMs (one for each region) with a release date scheme that gave Nintendo zero of the "benefits" of region locking
     
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    The software is exactly the same, I think the only difference was the update included on the cart
     
  11. Ryccardo

    Ryccardo WiiUaboo

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    Ah right, they were forced to do that due to the update partition...
     
  12. cearp

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    yeah, i understand why they have region lock (because they have licenses etc, just because you are allowed to sell something in japan does not mean you are allowed to sell it in china)
    but sure, it does not apply to every game...
     
  13. Richard Domingo
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    Can't I just change my browser? so that regionthree might be used?
     
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    how can you do that without hacks?
     
  15. Richard Domingo
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    like for example?
     
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    (you can't) sorry