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Huh? I thought that the games and the 3DSs were region-locked. I guess not. Although I don't know their motivation for doing that, it probably has something to do with the fact that there are a lot of imports between regions.
DSi and 3DS are region-locked. For some reason English BW aren't region-locked though.
 
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Whoa, man, that's COOL! :D
 
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DSi and 3DS are region-locked. For some reason English BW aren't region-locked though.
Wow thats awesome. Why'd they have to region lock the Japanese ones though :/
 
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Yeah, I just got my US copy of Pokemon Black in the mail today and can confirm that it loads the game icon and plays fine on my UK DSi.
 
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Wow thats awesome. Why'd they have to region lock the Japanese ones though :/
They are trying to keep kids from getting the games early. Of course, you can still buy a Japanese DSi/3ds for a high price, but don't expect your gamestop to buy it. You would have to sell it at an independent game store if you wanted to.
 
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They are trying to keep kids from getting the games early. Of course, you can still buy a Japanese DSi/3ds for a high price, but don't expect your gamestop to buy it. You would have to sell it at an independent game store if you wanted to.
i wouldnt sell my japanese game anyway
 
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Re: Australian copy of Pokémon White found to work on a Japanese 3DS: Nintendo's regi

i really think its unfair that they region locked the games because i have a japanese DSi and i would of loved to play my english version when i got it but im also happy that i can play my japanese white on it
HURR MONIE$$$

(and Australia is a complete joke in the gaming community as it stands right now)
 
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