I want to buy Pokemon Soul Silver, a USA version, in order to play it on my 3DS. I know the 3DS is region locked, but is it region locked for DS games? Need an answer generally or specifically for USA on a UK 3DS.


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The Nintendo DS line does not have region locking for physical cartridges.

  • So it would work on a 3DS?
    – Joe
    Aug 10, 2015 at 13:44
  • It should. I can't guarantee things for you, but according to sources the DS cartridges are not region-locked.
    – Yuuki
    Aug 10, 2015 at 13:54
  • Alright then, thank you. I guess I can just refund it if it doesn't work!
    – Joe
    Aug 10, 2015 at 14:13
  • @Joe Only Pokemon B2W2 should be region locked on DSi and 3DS models.
    – pinckerman
    Aug 12, 2015 at 0:04

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