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Games not available in Australia/New Zealand eshop
Old 11-25-2014, 03:56 PM
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Default Games not available in Australia/New Zealand eshop

I'm in New Zealand & have upgraded to the newly released New 3DS.

So i decided to set up my old regular 3DS XL with a new nnid & the region set to the UK since you are unable to switch regions anymore.


Upon entering the UK eshop i was totally shocked to count 116 downloadable only games that have never been released in the Australia/New Zealand eshop. The 116 does not include retail titles or dsiware titles.


So why is Australia/New Zealand being totally screwed when it comes to so many eshop games? It's so not fair.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:16 PM
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It happens in other regions too, to a degree. It's for this reason that I always have an import console. Nintendo is especially bad in this regard, their business model is old and they still see fit to segregate the regions in ways that don't make sense today. Nintendo is all about firm control of their content and devices. On top of that you have the cost of localization and the various legal hoops that need to be jumped through for a title to be released in a given region that may put certain publishers off.
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