3DS Users Create Region Locking Work Around

January 8, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

The 3DS is the first Nintendo handheld to pose region restrictions on all of its games from other regions. This keeps those who want to play games from Japan, for example, from doing so unless you own a 3DS device from Japan.

A group of 3DS owners think this is wrong and have found a way to get around the handheld's region-locking. The method is not a hack that will let you do anything (like play roms downloaded off the Internet, for example) but play games from other regions.

You can learn about their method for making this happened on GBATemp. The method is a little more involved than what most users are used to, but if you are willing to put in the extra effort, you'll reap the rewards.

Nintendo has not publicly commented on this story.

Source: Kotaku by way of Eurogamer


Re: 3DS Users Create Region Locking Work Around

They should, but they wont.  Come on guys its Nintendo we are talking about. They will never listen to reason. 

Re: 3DS Users Create Region Locking Work Around

You know what, Nintendo... just let this one go through. It's a big win for everyone.

---You are likely to be eaten by a Grue.

Re: 3DS Users Create Region Locking Work Around

or at the very least, seeing how their reasons so far have involved parental controls, only have the region-lock active if and only if parent controls are set to restrict anything

岩「…I can see why Hasselbeck's worried about fake guns killing fake people. afterall, she's a fake journalist on a fake news channel」

Re: 3DS Users Create Region Locking Work Around

Now that we know that it is a simple software patch, Nintendo should simply make this official.

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