Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Nintendo DSi Region Lock

Yep.
Source: GameAxis
Let me clarify this in a few points, because point forms are easy on the eyes:

- Yes, you can run American DS games like Diner Dash on your new Japanese Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run an American DSi game on your new Japanese Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run Doki Doki Majo Shinpan 3: Snapshot Lecher Edition (a possible game for the DSi) on your American Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run a downloaded Rhythm Tengoku (probably from the soon-to-come GBA download service) onto your American Nintendo DSi
- No, you cannot run future emulators and ROMs you don't own using your newly-acquired 4GB SD card on your new Nintendo DSi. Technically, you can, but that's just criminal and many shades of wrong
Annoying since one is used to not having to care about regions when buying games for the NDS. I think they should have made it like the PSP games, where games are region free and media like movies and music are region locked.

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