[Q] System Transfer between different regions (eshop downloads)

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  1. lambstone
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    So, I have a PAL (EUR/AU) 3DS XL console with some eshop purchases.

    I understand that when you perform a system transfer, stuff like friends and streetpass data get transfer as well.

    As for games, I know that they are transferred as well as I have done it from a 3DS to an XL but they are from the same region.

    If let's say that one day I decide to move to US or JPN, obviously it might make more sense for me to sell the old 3DS and get a US/JPN 3DS as I can source the regional games at a cheaper price. What happens to the eshop titles?

    I know that you can always redownload eshop titles but what happens if you have transferred to a different region 3ds? Will the titles be transferred over to the new region eshop? This is also confusing with the new NNID which forces you to stick with a single country.
     
  2. Cyan

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    I don't know if it's possible to transfer a different region license.

    Nintendo can (technically) disable the license in one region and enable it for the corresponding application in the other region for you to re-download, but some games and applications might be available only in some regions, in their own languages. Transferring the data on a different console using a different/incompatible language can be problematic. Your save files will be incompatible too, as the games will use a different TitleID/encryption (technically again, it's possible to convert all those encrypted file using the new TitleID/key).
     
  3. Snimaster

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    Any update to this? I am importing an EU 3ds and wanted to transfer my NNID and games from my NA 3ds to the new EU 3ds
     
  4. SpongeFreak52

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    You're probably better off waiting for a possible firmware region swap, which has been in the works for at least the standard 3DS.
     
  5. Snimaster

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    really? how is that going? any updates on it?