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New 3DS will be region locked; surely nobody is surprised

Nintendo has confirmed that the New 3DS and New 3DS XL will be region locked, just like the Wii, Wii U, and previous 3DS consoles.

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Region Locking headlines

  • Iwata: region locking not motivated by "business ego"

    Nintendo isn’t just region-locking to make money and inconvenience users, Satoru Iwata has said, although the actual reasons are a bit nebulous.

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  • Activision discusses the business behind region locking decisions

    Activision community manager Dan Amrich recently discussed the decisions behind region locking. This process, which might stop games working outside of the territory they are bought in, often frustrates those looking to import.

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  • New PS Store won't be region-locked

    SCEA has confirmed that the new PlayStation Store, launching later this month, won’t be region-locked. A rep told Gaming-Age, that “no changes to the store will be made as part of this revamp relating to region locking”. Still waiting on an official release date and other details about how the new Store and its related […]

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