EG writes: "Nintendo has told Eurogamer there is a "possibility" 3DS games from one region won't work when played by a 3DS from another region. Here's why."
I just hope it's not too in-detail, and rather something like: Japan Europe America It would really be annoying if they split it up within Europe.
Been researching and the divisions are as follows: JPN US EU and AU Yes Europe and Australia are combined meaning they will share servers and all. Anyways this pretty much seals that I wont be getting a 3DS at launch. Probably will much later because I would rather put money towards games.
3DS will be hacked very soon by geohot and you will be able to play whatever you want on it. Remember it is for homebrew. Gosh I can't wait for 3DS homebrew. Lol
these are the times when jailbreaking is ok to play region locked games
Nintendo probbly has some agenda as in if you hack the 3DS you loose your regions access to w/e things they offer that region.
I understand WHY Nintendo would region-lock, but it's still disappointing to hear. I love my hand-helds, and because they're not I can enjoy the occasional import game. Don't want to have to buy multiple platforms to play some great game that might be exclusive to one region or another.
It seems America and Europe love Nintendo more than Japan loves America and Europe.
Instead of just reporting a PR speech from companies , actual journalists would be harassing them with pertinent and probably embarassing questions . As usual "game journalists" are only inquisitive and aggressive when talking to themselves in opinions pieces
The problem is that it's futile because the obvious reasons(shareholders being concerned over exchange rates and regional publishers complaining) would never be given.
That's not the issue . They dont do their job period , as usual . Of course it's not specific to Eurogamer but the whole profession for eons now .
What sucks also is that any game journalist who even TRIES to do a good job at actually reporting gets lambasted immediately and relentlessly on the internet, and definitely gets labeled a "hater." Gonna ask the tough questions? Gonna go after real explanations of things? Get ready for: 1) Game PR companies to blacklist you and not talk to you or give you free reviewable copies anymore. And.. 2) Fanboys to get superdefensive and slap you with all kinds of labels. For someone who wants to do actual journalism, sticking with the video game realm is discouraging to say the least.
@imoutofthecontest That is why I am going to try to get a job with a magazine or newspapers electronic section and try not to cover gaming exclusively.
Ahh well I agree with you there. The difficult questions never get asked but we'd still never get the real answers*sigh*:(
hacked - region unlocked :p
I was going to say jailbreak it and you're set. ;p
region locking would only guide me into buying a module for hacking once something like this is possible. And that might lead to other things which I would have avoid if possible...
Correct me if I'm wrong but the PS3 offers parental control, and region specific network services and manages to remain region-free? Surely it also complies with US, European, and other national and regional laws else they wouldn't be able to release it on the consumer market. So again I ask, why is the 3DS region locked?
No need to even go toward home consoles . The psp , gb , gba and ds were region free too . Till the DSi and 3ds ... obviously they wanna sell to EU at the usual expensive EU prices , among other things
That sucks,especially since I'm used to playing region-free games on my PS3,PSP,Wii and DS.I buy games from all over the world,which is why this would bug me even more.
Thanks for making the PS3 region-free, Sony :D
region luck is some bull if you ask me,its bad enough that home consoles have region lock but then handheld? i mean its portable device for a reason,so i can carry it around or even travel with it but"oh look i left europe to america and the new zelda is out but i cant buy it because my ds is region lock"..duhhh. flashcarts anyone? hell yea!
Because nintendo wants more crack money.
STupid décision. this just mean no importing a great games like jump ultimate stars or ouendan and ( the list is quite long ). Thank nintendo for make thing worse ( i don't care about your store )
that would suck if theres region lock on the 3DS
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