Street Pass and the regions

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by Oceanborn712, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. Oceanborn712
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    Oceanborn712 GBAtemp Regular

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    Wasn't sure where to put this but since it's also about the games I decided to post here.

    What I'm wondering is if there's any known info if Street Pass works between regions. I thought I'd ask since there's been US and EU models in reviewers' hands (and some people already seem to have their preorders?)
    What I'm worried about is how Street Pass finds other people's data for your games. If it compares internal names and games have different internal names in different regions (say a Japanese game's internal name is XXXXXXXJ and a US game's internal name is XXXXXXXU) that would be a problem.

    So, anyone know anything? Don't want to run around with my US 3DS with Street Pass on wasting battery when there's noone to find for me in Germany.
     
  2. Cartmanuk

    Cartmanuk GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Not sure about this one.

    Good question
     
  3. Schlupi

    Schlupi Gbatemp's Official Earthbound Maniacâ„¢

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    Real good question.

    I have a friend who SUPPOSEDLY is getting a JPN 3DS, I can test with my USA 3DS if he does.
     
  4. Nollog

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    Someone said before that it was verified by Iwata that streetpass is region free.
    Meaning you can exchange information with japanese 3DS even though your 3DS is European.
    You just have to be in range of one.
     
  5. bigpaws

    bigpaws Cat with da Big Paws!

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    It is definitly region free
    why else would it show the flag of the country?

    i dont remember where i heard this but it might have been the 19th confrence or something.
     
  6. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    tested this in a store

    when you come near another 3ds you get a little ID card and info on the 3ds user
    name
    Mii
    how long ago you passed
    and recent games

    Jap ones are displayed with the name in jap but thats it
     
  7. Nollog

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    What I want to know is, can you streetpass with the same person more than once, and does their mii show up again for use in the rpg the second time you pass them?
     
  8. Pong20302000

    Pong20302000 making notes on everything

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    yeah it just updates the time you passed them and any new info
    when you look on your spot past list you have a new notification next to the Mii holding game (Id card list)