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Are Australian 3DS region locked?

Are Australian 3DS region locked?

Similar to the newer Nintendo 3DS XL, the Nintendo 3DS is region locked. That means that the geographical region in which you buy your Nintendo 3DS is also the region in which you should buy your games. There are three versions of the 3DS hardware, according to Nintendo: Japanese, American, and European/Australian.

Can you still buy 3DS new?

As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make purchases in Nintendo eShop for the Wii U system and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems.

How much does a 3DS cost in Australia?

The Nintendo 3DS will cost $349.95 and will be available on March 31 in Australia.

Do they still make 3DS in 2021?

Due to the manufacturing of all 3DS models having been discontinued in September, 2020, their prices will vary based on which editions are more sought after and the condition of each individual console.

What region is the Australian 3DS?

The 3DS, unlike the Nintendo DS before it, is region-locked. There are 3 regions: North America, Japan and EU/Australia. So if you buy your 3DS in Australia, you’ll need to purchase games from either the EU or Australia as well.

Do Japanese 3DS games work on Australian 3DS?

Yes, what you want to do is possible. While all 3DS software is region-locked, Nintendo DS software is not. Because that region-locking isn’t encoded into the DS software, you can play software from all regions on your 3DS.

Is 3DS discontinued?

The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop is being discontinued permanently as of March 2023. The news was announced late last night, via a tweet from the official Nintendo of America Twitter account.

What does DS stand for Nintendo?

dual screens
The previous family of handheld game consoles from Nintendo. Introduced in 2004 and featuring dual screens (the “DS”), the top screen was the game screen while the bottom touchscreen was used to make selections.

Is Australia a PAL region?

The PAL region is a PAL region which covers most of Asia, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.

Can you change the region on a 3DS?

Tap Profile. Tap Region Settings. Select the country and tap OK. Select the region and tap OK to return to the profile menu.