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Topic: Imported 3DS and Games?

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kereke12

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lets say i buy(try to buy) a 3ds white version or a game from amazon.co.uk can they ship it to united states and will it work?

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Bankai

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As long as you have a power converter, yes it will.

I have a Japanese 3DS for games like Love Plus that would never be released in English, and it works fine.

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Marks

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Some info here (and more around the site):
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=...

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kereke12

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Bankai wrote:

As long as you have a power converter, yes it will.

I have a Japanese 3DS for games like Love Plus that would never be released in English, and it works fine.

so your telling me that i need a converter? to order to play

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Marks

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In order to play, yes, you need a voltage converter... So you'll be able to charge the device. They won't include the US male plug with the 3DS, they'll have a UK one.

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SCAR392

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Why don't you just get a US one? If you already have a 3DS, then I could see more purpose to it(I still wouldn't do it. I'd rather buy the games in my region anyway), but if you don't have one at all, I don't see why you would want to have to possibly import all your games.

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Bankai

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SCAR392 wrote:

Why don't you just get a US one? If you already have a 3DS, then I could see more purpose to it(I still wouldn't do it. I'd rather buy the games in my region anyway), but if you don't have one at all, I don't see why you would want to have to possibly import all your games.

There might not be much reason to import a UK 3DS from America.

But there is a really darned good reason to import an American 3DS to PAL regions. And there's even more reason to import Japanese 3DS' to any English-speaking region.

My Japanese 3DS gets substantially more play time than my Australian one.

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kereke12

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SCAR392 wrote:

Why don't you just get a US one? If you already have a 3DS, then I could see more purpose to it(I still wouldn't do it. I'd rather buy the games in my region anyway), but if you don't have one at all, I don't see why you would want to have to possibly import all your games.

yea i already have one its just it will be sweet to have a imported 3DS

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Ralizah

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Bankai wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Why don't you just get a US one? If you already have a 3DS, then I could see more purpose to it(I still wouldn't do it. I'd rather buy the games in my region anyway), but if you don't have one at all, I don't see why you would want to have to possibly import all your games.

There might not be much reason to import a UK 3DS from America.

But there is a really darned good reason to import an American 3DS to PAL regions. And there's even more reason to import Japanese 3DS' to any English-speaking region.

My Japanese 3DS gets substantially more play time than my Australian one.

So, either you're somewhat proficient at reading Japanese or somehow the language barrier doesn't matter?

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Bankai

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Ralizah wrote:

Bankai wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

Why don't you just get a US one? If you already have a 3DS, then I could see more purpose to it(I still wouldn't do it. I'd rather buy the games in my region anyway), but if you don't have one at all, I don't see why you would want to have to possibly import all your games.

There might not be much reason to import a UK 3DS from America.

But there is a really darned good reason to import an American 3DS to PAL regions. And there's even more reason to import Japanese 3DS' to any English-speaking region.

My Japanese 3DS gets substantially more play time than my Australian one.

So, either you're somewhat proficient at reading Japanese or somehow the language barrier doesn't matter?

I have a reasonable level of conversational Japanese.

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astroshamu

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You wont have to import all the games, Just download the retail games off the eshop

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willobee

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An imported 3DS will only play physical games imported from the region as well, but downloading games can avoid this. And as others have said, you can get a power converter, or you can just use a North American 3DS charger. It will work just fine.

Though I think you might want a better reason to import than it 'being sweet.' You really aren't getting much of an advantage game wise, because very very few games that come out in PAL don't come out in NA.

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SammyOfMobius

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Should've ordered one from JP. :3

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