Using Gateway 3DS in Australia? (ROMS etc)

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  1. Josh Lees
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    So I've managed to 'maybe' find some resellers stocking the Gateway3DS (still marked as preorder) in Australia but my main question is...

    The games are region locked and so is the 3DS?

    Meaning, all of the 3DS ROMS I can currently see for download are US, EU or JAP

    I have an Australian 3DS so would that mean I would have to wait for some AU roms to appear online? (or does mine classify as US?)

    Any help on AUS Gateway and ROMS would be appreciated, thanks.

    EDIT: Purchased my 3DS XL today with '2012TM' on the box and it came on 4.4 firmware
     
  2. MegaAce™

    MegaAce™ Steal back your future.

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    Your 3DS is classified as an European unit.
     
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  3. Josh Lees
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    Is this just your guess or is this confirmed?
    If this is true, I'm assuming I would download EU roms and not have any troubles?
     
  4. Josh Lees
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    Is this just your guess or is this confirmed?
    If this is true, I'm assuming I would download EU roms and not have any troubles?
     
  5. MegaAce™

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    It's confirmed. It even is written on the covers of 3DS games, "this game is playable with the european and australian 3DSs."
     
  6. Gabelvampir

    Gabelvampir Free Mars!

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    There are only 3 3DS regions, see the letter at the end of your firmware version number:
    U for USA/Canada
    J for Japan
    E for Europe/PAL (includes New Zealand, Australia, etc).

    I think there is some special stuff for Korea (and maybe China), but I am not sure about that.
     
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    You'll want game carts for EUR region, but ROMs are basically region-free now, assuming that the latest video from Gateway team is a proof of them defeating the region lock on 3DS.
     
  8. Josh Lees
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    The 'cart' I'm looking for is the gateway and from what I've seen there isn't US, EU versions??
    To be safe I should order from an Australian reseller though
     
  9. lukands

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    It doesn't matter from where you order the card from, the cards are all the same, the gateway is not region locked. You have to get roms that match your console (unless region free is true)
     
  10. Gabelvampir

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    The region only comes from the ROM you are using not Gateway. And the released a video aparently showing an alpha version of a new firmware that can disable the region lock and spoof firmware versions.
     
  11. Aqua1234

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    You can buy Gateway anywhere in the world that won't make a difference to your console. What you need to find is Roms that support your console. Since you live in Australia, you would look for EU Roms.
     
  12. captaineos

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    Other consideration is price. best so far is based in Melbourne for $99.95
     
  13. yabbitboy

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    I'm from Australia and we are the same as European version.. Gateway 3ds supports region spoofing anyways.