If "no region-lock" was on your list of desired features for Nintendo's new 3DS models
, well ... we hope the addition of a C-stick, ZL and ZR buttons, built-in NFC and a better CPU will make up for that feature not making the cut. GameSpot has confirmed
with Nintendo that the new 3DS and 3DS XL will, like their currently-available siblings, be region-locked.
We can't say we're surprised, considering Nintendo has a longstanding history of region-locking their hardware, and it's not just limited to handhelds, as both the Wii and Wii U are also
region-locked. Still, at least now we have confirmation.
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