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Nintendo 3DS region lock

Discussion in 'Nintendo 3DS' started by lucktown, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. lucktown

    lucktown WiiChat Member

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    I bought my 3DS in Canada, because I didn't know that there is a region lock, but now I'm back in Germany, so I won't be able to paly the games I buy here. I searched a little bit, but I didn't find a way to buy new games other than shipping them from North America and I'm not sure if I can get them from the e-store regardless of not being in Canada. If anybody knows if this works or not can you tell me that, or other ways of getting the games to work?
     
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    Splash_King The Scrubbiest of Hunters

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    There's no way 'round the 3DS' region lock without modding, far as I know. There're unofficial devices/discs that have broken region locks of systems in the past (used sort'a like a Gameshark or somethin'), but I ain't got a clue if the 3DS has one yet; and that's assumin' a quick update straight from Ninty wouldn't make said device useless.
     
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    I was thinking about using Visa to get the $50 on my e-shop account, which should work since Visa is international and I used a German Visa card while I was in Canada, but I'm worried about taxes and stuff. My friend recently mentioned that something like a card, with which you can play roms on the 3ds, was released, but I want to stay out of that if possible :/
     
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    I'm 99.9% sure there's not a single cheating nor piracy-enabling device compatible with the 3DS, there're only ones that can be used on the 3DS but only play/pirate DS games. Relatively confident there'l never be one either, since updates will just make it useless.
     

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