Nintendo Confirms New Nintendo 3DS Will Be Region-Locked

on September 8, 2014 6:57 AM

Nintendo fans were in for a big shock a few weeks back with the reveal of the latest addition to the Nintendo 3DS family, the New Nintendo 3DS, with its added second analog stick and faster processor – but, Nintendo also confirmed it will share one major attribute with its other family members.

In a written statement, Nintendo confirmed that the New Nintendo 3DS will be region-locked and unable to play foreign games outside of the system’s region, with the company confirming that “the situation will be exactly the same as for the current family of Nintendo 3DS systems” (3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS). Though the New Nintendo 3DS will be receiving added games with its faster processor that previous 3DS models could not play, its region-locking means it won’t be able to play other games outside of its region, just like the other 3DS models.

The New Nintendo 3DS will be releasing in 2015.

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