Nintendo Are Region Locking the 3DS!

I’m not sure how reliable the source for this is at the only citation they have for it is an email in Korean, and I can’t translate the email using Google translate because it’s an image of the email… But…

I wasn’t aware the DSi was region locked, I’m gutted that the 3DS will be though. As a “World Traveller” I’ve always just bought games wherever I was and expected them to work on my hand held gaming device. I kind of understand why you’d region lock a home console, it’s unlikely to see use outside of the country it was purchased in, although both the PS3 and the X-Box 360 are for the most part region free.

The whole point of a portable is that you can take it on holiday with you, when on holiday if you happen to complete the game that you brought with you you should be able to buy another game to play while you are out there, you shouldn’t have to wait till you get home…

I’d skipped the DSi and was looking forward to the next iteration of the DS hardware to jump back on the bandwagon, but this is very close to a deal breaker for me…

Tech2.com India.

Author: Omar

Omar is the main/only contributor to Ohmz.net. He is a Computer Programmer based in Glasgow Scotland.