If you happen to reside in the U.K. as well as in the rest of Europe, and have set your eyes on the spanking new Nintendo 3DS without wanting to worry about the hassles of region locking, here is an idea – why not import one of these puppies over from Australia? After all, Nintendo UK has already confirmed to VideoGamer that “the new products are region locked; the situation will be exactly the same as for the current family of Nintendo 3DS systems.”
Whoa – let us back up a bit at the moment in order to get a better idea on what all of this region locking is all about. Basically, at this point in time, regions will be split into the following: US, Japan, and Europe/Australia, which means that folks living in the UK and Europe will be able to import a brand new Nintendo 3DS all the way from Australia as it launches this coming November 21st, where it will deliver full compatibility alongside UK game releases to boot.
The new Nintendo 3DS is tipped to arrive with a beefed up processor, a second analogue stick and extra buttons, not to mention integrated support for Nintendo’s upcoming Amiibo characters. If you live in the UK, you will have to wait until some time early next year to get your new 3DS fix.