Planned on purchasing a 3DS? Planned on importing some of those awesome Japanese games to play on it? Stop dreaming, Nintendo Japans’s apparently confirmed that its latest handheld will be region-locked. Basically you’ll only be able to play games purchased on the local you’re in.
It’s a damned shame.
This news comes to us via a news letter published by Nintendo’s Japanese branch, (via GAF).
The Nintendo DS was region-free, but the DSi and DSi XL have been region-locked.
We’ll await an official word from Nintendo.