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Rubimir

Hello, Nintendo fans!
Frist I want to say sorry if it already has that topic and sorry for my bad English.

I live in Bulgaria in Europe. I am going to buy Wii U with Super Mario Maker game with the Classic Mario with colors amiibo from the USA. In future I'll buy Wii U games and amiibos from Bulgaria, but I heard for that region lock. So am I in trouble? If yes, I think the solution is to buy games from eBay/Amazon or the Nintendo eShop, or and the their shop has region locked and the amiibos from online. But I decided to ask here for good answer. Thanks.

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LaVelle

Hopefully other people can help further but I am certain that the games will be region locked - so you will only be able to play imported games from the US. Additionally, the eshop that you'll be able to access will only be the EU one as far as I'm aware - so I don't think downloaded games will work either. Happy to be corrected on that though.

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@LaVelle @Rubimir Wii U's are region locked so a Wii U can only play games from its region so you would have to get your games online or from the eshop, the eshop is set to the region of the Wii U so it will be the NA version on a NA Wii U.

Aside from the Gamepad (which is currently only sold in Japan anyways), all accessories like all other controllers and amiibo are not region locked.

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Rubimir

Thanks you very much for the answers.

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A U.S. Wii U or 3DS can only play U.S. games, while a European console can play any game from Europe or Australia. While there aren't too many of them, some games are released much earlier, or even exclusively in Australia, such as Scribblenauts: Unmasked (I believe this STILL hasn't been released in Europe, even after two years) and Yo-Kai Watch.

I would recommend sticking to a European console, simply because it should be easier to access Wii U games at retail rather than having to import all the time. And the Bulgarian eShop is set to open very soon, so if you prefer it, you can use your credit/debit card to make purchases online. For warranty and future promotional purposes, you may find yourself regretting buying a U.S. Wii U as promotions are usually exclusive to residents of a particular region.

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Rubimir

Thanks for the new answers.

Fink-Nottle wrote:

Why would you buy an American Wii U anyways? Postal charges are generally cheaper in Europe, and the service much more reliable.

I want to buy it in the United States because in Bulgaria its too expensive - 630BGN = $340 (only with the Nintendo Land game). In the USA is $299.

But thanks for the tips to buy it in Europe. After the BG eShop release we'll pay in euros, instead of pounds sooo I think I'll buy it in EU. Thanks again.

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I'll check in Amazon because I can't visit any of the GameStop site. (Access Denied)

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