What if i buy a 3DS over ebay?

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Metab., Mar 23, 2013.

  1. Metab.
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    I am planning to buy a 3DS gaming console from ebay.
    It's from america, will that cause any regional issues for me? Or any setbacks in regards to games?
    (I live in Australia)
     
  2. porkiewpyne

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    Yes. You will have to get all your games from the US. Aus's region is similar to Europe's. Long story short, you can only get your 3DS from Aus, NZ(?), and European countries if you want to buy 3DS games in Aus. It's sad. I know. We pay more for consoles AND for games *sigh*

    I would not recommend getting a US 3DS. Even if you can ship games over, shipping will be quite a bitch and the amount you save will eventually be nullified.
     
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    But if i also buy just Kingdom hearts and LOZ from america there shouldn't be an issue?
    Or will the online store have issues as well?
    Because i really dont have enough to buy a brand new one.
     
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    If you buy your (physical) games from the US, then you will be fine.

    Not too sure about the e-shop. Sorry.
     
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    Thanks.
    Hopfully someone knows the answer.
    I dont mind if the eshop only shows US titles either.
     
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    ^ Good to see my DS games wont have an issue.

    So if i buy games that are in america they aren't considered to be in the 'PAL' region correct?
     
  7. dark_angel

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    With the strong Aussie dollar it's actually not too bad. I own a US 3ds and a $39.99USD game (Fire Emblem) cost me $47.04AUD(shipping included). With the way America is going I can see this going on for a while.

    Yes.
     
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    Well I ahve decided on getting a 3DS XL from Dicsmith
    Since we live in aus wanna add my friend code when i get the console?
    Would like to play some games with people from aus as my friends dont have a 3ds. ):
     
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    Sure thing mate, my friend code is: 1590-4724-8954 (Chrono).