region locked?

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  1. regnad
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    Does anyone know if the 3DS is going to be region locked?

    I ask this as a native English speaker living in Japan. If Nintendo does this, I'll be plenty unhappy.
     


  2. Takeshi

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    IIRC they said that they haven't decided whether they use a region lock or not.
     
  3. Overlord Nadrian

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    Why wouldn't they region-lock it?
     
  4. giratina16

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    Why would they want to region lock it?
     
  5. Takeshi

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    I also think it'll be region locked because they've already done it with DSi enhanced/exclusive games.

    source

    I knew I read that somewhere. [​IMG]
     
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    So then what about DS games that are foreign? Most of my games on my DS are American. I heard the reason why consoles were region locked was because of the TV's, they use different power levels I think it was. Seeing as it's a portable console it'll be pointless to put a region lock on it.
     
  7. Armadillo

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    I think it'll be locked. If it was region free, Nintendo wouldn't have a way to screw over Europe & Australia with late release dates.
     
  8. Ichiban

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    Doubt it, none of ninty's handhelds have been locked right?
     
  9. ProtoKun7

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    The DSi had region locking for some features such as DSiWare...as noted in earlier posts.
     
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    Not that I know of. I think I've had at least 1 foreign game with each hand held of theirs that I've had.
     
  11. Takeshi

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    DSi enhanced/exclusive games are region locked. That's one of the reasons why I still haven't got the new Korg DS-10+.
     
  12. giratina16

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    Yes well DSiWare is DLC so it's slightly difficult to get DLC from another country.
     
  13. Takeshi

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    I wasn't talking about DSiWare, I was talking about every DSi enhanced game. The latest release was "Toy Story 3 (E)" for example, which can't be played on a US/JPN DSi.
     
  14. Ryupower

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    it will most likely be like this

    normal DS game, NO they will be Region Free

    Dsi 3ds, dsWare, games, YES they will be Region locked


    it will be just like how the Dsi/DsiXL work
     
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    I hope this just means they're offering a pin-code setup, and including all region's rating systems. Surely the 3DS has hardware capable of keeping a few extra rating values.
     
  16. granville

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    I bet it will be region locked. They're getting worse and worse at this and treat the consumer like an animal. With any luck though, someone will hack that bullshit.

    Or they could go the PSP route and make it developer's choice whether to put in region protection.
     
  17. Arwen20

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    I imagine they will be region locked especially since Nintendo made the DSi is region locked. I would prefer that it not be region locked. That way, if the purple 3DS showcased at E3 this year is a Japanese exclusive then I could import!
     
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    That would suck major balls as I live in Europe and some games can only be found in JP/NA.

    Fuck Nintendo if the lock it. Fuck them.
     
  19. gameandmatch

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    They would probably just region lock the Ware games and not the actual games.
     
  20. Overlord Nadrian

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    They did it (region lock everything) with the DSi, why wouldn't they do it again?