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I am moving and I don't know what to do about my 3DS!
Old 04-27-2015, 01:12 AM
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Default I am moving and I don't know what to do about my 3DS!

Hello People of the Forum,

I just bought the New Nintendo 3DS XL a few months ago. This is the first DS I have owned since the very first one that ever came out. I had no idea there was such a thing called "Region Lock."

The problem is, I am moving to the UK in a few months. (I currently live in North America). I think it is ridiculous that I will have to buy ANOTHER 3DS just to play new games when I am in the UK. The reason why I bought one here before moving was because to buy a 3DS in UK is way more expensive! Is there anything I can do about this? I wish I had known about region lock earlier. I would have waited until I moved to buy a new 3DS, even if it costs more. I already bought a bunch of games on this current 3DS...

If you have answers for me, THANK YOU! If you don't, thank you anyway!
Old 04-27-2015, 08:33 AM
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Depends on your stuation, that is if you will be living in the UK temporary or permanently.

If you are gonna be there temporary, your best solution will to to just import games until you go back to the US.

But if you gonna be living in the UK permanently, you might as well consider getting a EU N3DS.
Old 04-27-2015, 08:45 AM
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You can still import games to use on your 3DS. The cost works out ever so slightly cheaper than buying in the UK. A few pounds saved here and there but they add up.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:08 PM
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import your games from america
Old 05-04-2015, 02:36 PM
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Yes. you know do ship games to UK!
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Old 05-13-2015, 01:08 PM
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Old 05-27-2015, 06:46 AM
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Thanks everyone. I don't play a lot of games, so I guess importing won't get too expensive if I only have a game or two.
Old 06-11-2015, 07:08 AM
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You don't play alotmofmgames? Isn't that the entire purpose of having a 3ds?

This is he second thread I have read tonight about region locks. Does that mean that you can't buy games in England or wherever and play them on a USA 3ds? That's a shame, it would be fun while traveling to look for different games.
Old 06-23-2015, 01:09 AM
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yea! Sorry, there's two people using this account, so it seems like "I" have a lot of multiple DSes. I don't play a lot of games, I can play one game can entertain me for a year or so. I still enjoy playing them!