Nintendo 3DS Will Have Region Lock
If you own a previous DS, or even a DVD player, you will probably be familiar with the concept of region locking. Companies divide the world into regions and ‘lock’ games or DVD’s for one region, so that content can only be played there. This is mainly because it allows the companies to sell the content for a higher price where possible, or a lower price somewhere else, without smart buyers purchasing their media from cheaper locations.
It has now been confirmed that the 3DS and it’s games will be region locked. So if you can’t wait for the newest 3DS game, that has already been released in another country, make sure you don’t buy it from there.