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New 3DS (Japanese) Setup: Region/Location List
Old 08-25-2015, 12:11 AM
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I need some assistance. After I got past my Nickname and Birthday, I came across a list of places that are all in Kanji. Which one is "United States" if that is even on the list? I know "Japan" is probably in the North American setup, so should North America or United States be in this one? And if so, which one is it?
Old 08-25-2015, 01:00 AM
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Oh my.

The 3DS is region-locked. On a Japanese 3DS, I don't think you will find the option to select the USA (アメリカ). In which case, just select Japan. You should still be able to make digital purchases but I am not sure how it works with a Japanese 3DS.

I'll see if a user that does have a JP 3DS can elaborate.
Old 08-25-2015, 01:15 AM
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It just has you choose a prefecture for the purposes of the Streetpass Map. It really doesn't matter which you choose.

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Old 08-25-2015, 01:59 AM
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Oh my.

The 3DS is region-locked. On a Japanese 3DS, I don't think you will find the option to select the USA (アメリカ). In which case, just select Japan. You should still be able to make digital purchases but I am not sure how it works with a Japanese 3DS.

I'll see if a user that does have a JP 3DS can elaborate.
I looked through the entire list after thoroughly using some of my Japanese knowledge, and none of them said "United States" let alone "North America" so the Japanese 3DS really does only list locations near Japan. I can put "Not Set" though, so I will just do that. Or, I could live in Osaka :P

Also, I found out they do not list locations outside its native region, according to Nintendo.
Old 08-26-2015, 12:01 PM
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Yes, Japanese 3ds is Japan only. weird, huh?
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