Is the Nintendo 3DS region locked?

Is the Nintendo 3DS region locked?

Are Nintendo 3DS games region free?

Are consoles systems in the Nintendo 3DS Family Region Locked?

Yes, the Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL, Nintendo 2DS, New Nintendo 3DS, New Nintendo 3DS XL, and New Nintendo 2DS XL systems are region locked. Nintendo enabled Region locking to control specific parental controls and to deliver language / region specific menu updates to users.

The Nintendo 3DS is region locked. That means that the region in which you buy your Nintendo 3DS console is also the same region in which you should buy your games. A PAL console from Australia will play PAL Australian & European games but not USA or Japanese.


Is the Nintendo 2DS region locked?

Are Nintendo 2DS games region free?

Just like the Nintendo 3DS, the Nintendo 2DS is region locked, meaning it can only play games with the same region codes.


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