UK 3DS in AUS

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  1. Puppy_Washer
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    Hey guys, don't worry, I know that UK and AUS games are 100% compatible.
    I'm more wondering about the E-Shop compatibility. I bought a US 3DS, and recently found out that you absolutely cannot use the E-Shop, even if you have a card that is accepted in the United States. Nintendo support confirms this, and so I'm getting a full refund.

    So, now, I'm wondering if the UK E-Shop is Australia friendly?
    The United States E-Shop forces you to choose an American post-code, and will deny anything but American addresses.
     
  2. Evo.lve

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    Away from you.
    It asks you for a postcode to calculate sales tax.

    You could try getting a virtual US address on the cheap (I have one in Sarasota).

    But since there's sales tax in the UK (IIRC) it probably won't work.
     
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    But I'm assuming that if you gave an American post code, and then paid with an Australian based card, that it'd either reject it, or you'd get into trouble? [​IMG]
    But the United States 3DS is fine, I've already started the refund process, I'm just wondering if the UK 3DS supports Australian users, in relation to the E-Shop.

    EDIT: In short, "does the UK 3DS E-Shop support Australian addresses?"

    Thanks.
     
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    Sorry to bump, this is rather urgent.
     
  5. sora14

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    Well I ended up changing my region to UK, used an Australian Visa debit card and bought some things no problem (just did it to get Shantae haha).

    So in short, yes.
     
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    With an Australian 3DS, I assume? So it works vice versa?
    You just saved me, thanks man. [​IMG]
     
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    That's correct.
    The European and Australian 3DS systems are exactly the same, they can both change their location info to suit either E-shop.

    And no probs, have fun with it [​IMG]