Would my American 3DS be able to connect to online multiplayer if i was in Japan

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#1 Posted by ChromeGrill212 (1644 posts) -

Would I be able to use my American 3DS to connect to online multiplayer on the Japanese network if i was in Japan?

#2 Posted by darkspineslayer (20606 posts) -

Would I be able to use my American 3DS to connect to online multiplayer on the Japanese network if i was in Japan?

ChromeGrill212
I believe you would still connect to the NA servers.
#3 Posted by ChromeGrill212 (1644 posts) -

[QUOTE="ChromeGrill212"]

Would I be able to use my American 3DS to connect to online multiplayer on the Japanese network if i was in Japan?

darkspineslayer

I believe you would still connect to the NA servers.

So you mean that i won't be able to connect my american 3ds to the japanese network when i play online multiplayer in Japan? Which means that I can't play against japanese players?

#4 Posted by darkspineslayer (20606 posts) -
If your going to be living in Japan, why not invest in a Japanese 3DS? If your only visiting, why worry about it?
#5 Posted by ChromeGrill212 (1644 posts) -

If your going to be living in Japan, why not invest in a Japanese 3DS? If your only visiting, why worry about it?darkspineslayer

I am gonna live in Japan, but I'm trying to find a better solution so that I won't have to buy another 3ds along with the japanese version of the same games that i already have. If I could be able to connect to the Japanese network with my American 3ds then that would solve almost everything for me and I wouldn't have to buy another 3ds.

#6 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

Can't you change the 3DS' region settings? I did, from UK, to New Zealand. Change it to Japan, doozo.

#7 Posted by SadAngelman (379 posts) -

Can't you change the 3DS' region settings? I did, from UK, to New Zealand. Change it to Japan, doozo.

psymon100
These are the 3DS's regions for it's region lock: NTSC-U (North America, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines), PAL (Europe and Oceania), NTSC-J (Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan), South Korea, China So when changing the region setting on a 3DS you can only change it to another country that is within the same region that the 3DS was brought in. So since Japan is in a different region to America you can not change an American 3DS to Japan.
#8 Posted by helwa1988 (2130 posts) -

Would I be able to use my American 3DS to connect to online multiplayer on the Japanese network if i was in Japan?

ChromeGrill212
as long as you dont change the country settings on your 3ds it will still register you status as us.
#9 Posted by psymon100 (6835 posts) -

[QUOTE="psymon100"]

Can't you change the 3DS' region settings? I did, from UK, to New Zealand. Change it to Japan, doozo.

SadAngelman

These are the 3DS's regions for it's region lock: NTSC-U (North America, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines), PAL (Europe and Oceania), NTSC-J (Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan), South Korea, China So when changing the region setting on a 3DS you can only change it to another country that is within the same region that the 3DS was brought in. So since Japan is in a different region to America you can not change an American 3DS to Japan.

I am now much better informed. Thank you, sensei.

#10 Posted by logicalfrank (1641 posts) -

I am going to be in Japan in not too long so I guess I can test this out in person. I got a feeling it's gonna just connect to the NA servers but who knows.