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Old 09-22-2013, 10:01 PM
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Really looking forward to pokemon X and Y and am in need for a new 3ds. Recently read on gamestop the release of blue and red versions of the pokemon games (limited edition) ..they look great compared to the plain black 3ds. BUT I soon found out that a gold one was to be released: File:Nintendo 3DS XL Premium Gold.png - Bulbanews


Now my only issue is, Can I play NA games using this gold 3ds xl? Im in love with the color and am hoping to order it online whenever the release comes by. Also would I be able to make the console english-language based?
Old 09-22-2013, 10:05 PM
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no, unless it is released in your region too, or you buy a japanese copy of x or y
and idk about making the console english too
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no, unless it is released in your region too, or you buy a japanese copy of x or y
and idk about making the console english too
it won't be released in my region sadly :/ and I can't read japanese soo

anyone else?
Old 09-22-2013, 11:12 PM
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Turtles already answered the question. The gold XL was a Japanese exclusive and I doubt it'll be released overseas. Since the 3DS is region locked, it wouldn't be able to run NA or EU games.

The only way you could make it work with NA games is if you imported the gold XL and bought an NA 3DS and swap the guts of the consoles. I believe somebody did this with a white XL a while ago, but I wouldn't be comfortable with trying to do that.
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Old 09-22-2013, 11:42 PM
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Turtles already answered the question. The gold XL was a Japanese exclusive and I doubt it'll be released overseas. Since the 3DS is region locked, it wouldn't be able to run NA or EU games.

The only way you could make it work with NA games is if you imported the gold XL and bought an NA 3DS and swap the guts of the consoles. I believe somebody did this with a white XL a while ago, but I wouldn't be comfortable with trying to do that.
Thanks for the verification. I doubt I will be attempting the swap anytime soon (too advance for me..looked over guides) but as a result I think I will go with the blue limited edition version but may also pick up the gold in time and see if someone can do it for me.