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Topic: 3DS in the Middle East?

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omar92

1. Posted:

hi guys am omar from egypt and i wanna ask when does the 3ds hit the stores in middle east and what will be the price. and another important issue which region does the middle east belong in order to import games consistent with the region lock . because here in egypt retailers double the price approximately 3 times :(

from an egytian nintendo fan since childhood :)

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Superducky

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I don't know. they'll probably stock european games if any, but when and for what cost I don't think anyone can say. sometime after March 25 is my guess.

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Xkhaoz

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Welcome to NintendoLife omar. Unfortunately, we have not had any confirmation on the 3DS release in Egypt I think

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omar92

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thank u guys for ur help :):)

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Terra

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Nothing has been officially confirmed (iirc) but I'd of thought the situation may perhaps have become more complicated after recent events in the Middle East. Can't say for sure either what region it would come under with regards to regional locking but my guess is that it's also whatever Europe comes under

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omar92

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thank u terra for ur concern :) :)

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Terra

7. Posted:

No worries. Can't find anything online about the 3DS in the middle east... kinda suprising. You know what they say though, "If Google doesn't have the answers, no one does"

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omar92

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i dont know how to thank u terra really for ur concern :) .
i think i'll wait until june or july at least :s ,and thank u again buddy :)

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Terra

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Don't worry about it, just trying to help out a fellow Nintendo gamer :)

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Tasuki

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The only thing I can think of is that you might have to import a European one along with the games since it will be region locked. But rest assured Omar if Nintendo says something about a Mid East release NL will be the place to find out.

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omar92

11. Posted:

i think i'll do that because here the games are doubled as an example need for speed hot pursuit for ps3 cost about 100 us dollars approximately * in some retailers :(

  • if we exchanged egyptian pounds with us dollars *
    and thank u tasuki :)

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QATAR

12. Posted:

Welcome Omar , the 3DS will release on March 31 in Dubai / Qatar / Kuwait / KSA

The Region Gonna be (US) , the Price is 1000+ Riyals/Dirhams .

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Bankai

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I've always been fascinated by the games industry in the Middle East... No surprises that it would be expensive (similar situation to here), but things like censorship etc would be interesting to research.

Read a heck of a feature on games in Iran in Game Informer recently, actually.

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QATAR

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WaltzElf wrote:

I've always been fascinated by the games industry in the Middle East... No surprises that it would be expensive (similar situation to here), but things like censorship etc would be interesting to research.

Read a heck of a feature on games in Iran in Game Informer recently, actually.

Iran is a different issue , GCC Countries usually get games a week early before release date

90% of the games that comes before release are EURO Version , because we got a very Huge Euro Games Distributor in Dubai

we also don't have any Games Law in here , they can Break Street Date once they got the games

I've bought some of my PS3/360 games two weeks early b4 release .

For The HandHelds (Systems/Games) Most of them are US Version in Middle East & it's a bit difficult to break their street date.

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omar92

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@ qatar: greaaaat i think i may get a 3ds from gulf countries instead of egypt because they are overpricing the game industry thank u man :)
@ WaltzElf : even in iran game prices are high :S thank u WaltzElf :)

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