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Australian copy of Pokémon White found to work on a Japanese 3DS: Nintendo's region-locking defied

Gaming writer Daniel Vuckovic has reported that his advance-release Australian copy of Pokémon White Version can be played on a Japanese Nintendo 3DS, despite the fact that DSi-enhanced games such as Pokémon Black and White Versions are region-locked.

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Wow, that's weird.
 
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This is so awesome. If only the 3DS itself was not region locked.
 
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Considering "Sonic Classics Collection" doesn't load in either a Japanese DSi/LL/3DS, this is rather intriguing. I'd like to see a Japanese copy be tested on a foreign 3DS console.
 
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This is so awesome. If only the 3DS itself was not region locked.

Is it, though? Perhaps the region locking for BW only works on the DSi.
 
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Is it, though? Perhaps the region locking for BW only works on the DSi.
It has been confirmed by Nintendo that 3DS games are region locked.
 
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Is it, though? Perhaps the region locking for BW only works on the DSi.
I don't understand your question. I was just saying that I wish 3DS games weren't region locked.
 
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Considering "Sonic Classics Collection" doesn't load in either a Japanese DSi/LL/3DS, this is rather intriguing. I'd like to see a Japanese copy be tested on a foreign 3DS console.
I've tried a Japanese copy of Black in an European 3DS. Didn't even show up where an English copy of SoulSliver did.
 
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I've tried a Japanese copy of Black in an European 3DS. Didn't even show up where an English copy of SoulSliver did.

I smell something fishy about the blogger's story then.
 
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O.0

This is just weird...
 
Re: Australian copy of Pokémon White found to work on a Japanese 3DS: Nintendo's regi

It may very well be possible that region protection was forgotten for one of the two, or the image was simply botched.
 
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Hope this is true with a japanese game and autralian 3DS.

Then it's early game for me >:)
 
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Hope this is true with a japanese game and autralian 3DS.

Then it's early game for me >:)

What Japanese DSi enhanced game that's yet to be released were you looking forward to?
 
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Maybe the 3ds won't pick up on the dsi games' region locking. Since they're moving on from the ds/dsi, maybe they're sort of disregarding the region locking on older games
 
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What Japanese DSi enhanced game that's yet to be released were you looking forward to?

Not any specific one.

If Grey is not 3DS enhanced.....
 
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I think the locking is dependant on the game. The JP version is locked. It won't work on a non-JP DSi/3DS. However, the Australian version isn't locked. It works on a JP DSi/3DS despite being expected to work only on an Australian DSi/3DS. (By the way, it runs on the expected systems)
 
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Region lock :mad:
Why Nintendo!?
 
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