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WaluigiBag

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I want to import Last Window: The Secret of Cape West brand new from Amazon. I have a question. Is importing shunned? Is it completely legitimate? I really want to play it because I love Hotel Dusk: Room 215. I will play it on my Nintendo 3DS or original Nintendo DS. I suppose that if Nintendo wanted to stop importing, they would have made Nintendo DS games region locked on Nintendo 3DS, as well? Thanks! :D

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Birdman

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Provided it's not DSi-enhanced (i.e. black cartridge instead of a gray cartridge, though iirc that one isn't), it should work on a different region's 3DS; definitely on an original DS. It's only those DSi-enhanced ones you need to worry about.

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Zsxdflip

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Lol " Is importing shunned?". Do whatever the hell you want dude, you shouldn't care if something is "shunned" on the internet. And of course it's legal, why wouldn't it be? As long as you're buying a legitimate copy and not a counterfeit, which ARE illegal, no one can really tell you you can't buy said product from another country, even if Nintendo doesn't want you to.

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WaluigiBag

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Birdman wrote:

Provided it's not DSi-enhanced (i.e. black cartridge instead of a gray cartridge, though iirc that one isn't), it should work on a different region's 3DS; definitely on an original DS. It's only those DSi-enhanced ones you need to worry about.

Thanks! What do you think of importing? Do you think that it is all right with Nintendo? I always want to do things properly. :)

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Zsxdflip

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WaluigiBag wrote:

Birdman wrote:

Provided it's not DSi-enhanced (i.e. black cartridge instead of a gray cartridge, though iirc that one isn't), it should work on a different region's 3DS; definitely on an original DS. It's only those DSi-enhanced ones you need to worry about.

Thanks! What do you think of importing? Do you think that it is all right with Nintendo? I always want to do things properly. :)

Don't worry about Nintendo! They can't do anything to stop you from importing a game.

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theblackdragon

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Importing is fine, especially in terms of the DS, where its region-free status was clearly listed in the manual — i remember seeing that when i bought my Lite and read through the thing, lol.

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WaluigiBag wrote:

Birdman wrote:

Provided it's not DSi-enhanced (i.e. black cartridge instead of a gray cartridge, though iirc that one isn't), it should work on a different region's 3DS; definitely on an original DS. It's only those DSi-enhanced ones you need to worry about.

Thanks! What do you think of importing? Do you think that it is all right with Nintendo? I always want to do things properly. :)

There cool with it, better to give the money to Nintendo of Europe then no one at all.

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Jaz007

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Zsxdflip wrote:

Lol " Is importing shunned?". Do whatever the hell you want dude, you shouldn't care if something is "shunned" on the internet. And of course it's legal, why wouldn't it be? As long as you're buying a legitimate copy and not a counterfeit, which ARE illegal, no one can really tell you you can't buy said product from another country, even if Nintendo doesn't want you to.

He is talking about region locking. Nintendo consoles and post DS handhelds are region locked so you literally can't play a europeon wii game on American wii ect.

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Wheels2050

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Birdman wrote:

Provided it's not DSi-enhanced (i.e. black cartridge instead of a gray cartridge, though iirc that one isn't), it should work on a different region's 3DS; definitely on an original DS. It's only those DSi-enhanced ones you need to worry about.

A black cartridge isn't the way to tell a DSi-Enhanced game (the Pokemon games only have them for IR communication). If the game's code begins with TWL (e.g. TWL-XXXX-USA) then it's a DSi-Enhanced game and will be region-locked on DSi and later consoles.

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swordx

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I've only imported a single game, and that was Tingle. I do NOT regret it. If a game doesn't come to your region, then importing is pretty much your only hope.

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