Just out of a whim i contacted g6flash and asked them a few questions. Here is the conversation. Here is what i said: I am a huge blogger and big in the nds/psp scene. The number one question that has come across my site is the different language firmware for the g6lite, and how these carts are locked to the version you have purchased. I was wondering if there were any hardware differences between the chinese version of the g6lite and the soon to be released english version? Any particular reason why you do not use a unifed loader set? Any answers will be quoted directly from you. Many people are asking these questions. Here is the response: Due to different markets have different price . Such as : there is the lowest price and benifits in China, but it is comparatively higher price and benifits in Japan. M3 price will be very lower in the world if it has no different versions in different districts ,only it is Multi-language version. All dealers in different districts have no any benifits and they have to sell our M3 with the lowest price. It is similar to DVD region. You may contact our formal dealers to buy our product if you need to use English version.or other version . (firstname.lastname@example.org) So it appears to be that exact same cart, but region locked due to price differences. So who wants to hack the region lock?