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UK and European gamers who want to get their hands on a New Nintendo 3DS this year without the hassles of region locking can import one from Australia, Nintendo UK has confirmed to VideoGamer.

Regarding the New 3DS systems, Nintendo told VideoGamer: "The new products are region locked; the situation will be exactly the same as for the current family of Nintendo 3DS systems."

Regions are split into the US, Japan, and Europe/Australia, meaning UK and European gamers can import a new 3DS from Australia when they launch on November 21 and have full compatibility with UK game releases.

The New Nintendo 3DS will retail for $219.95 AUD (£118), with the 3DS XL coming in at $249.95 (£135). Both systems feature an upgraded processor, second analogue stick and additional buttons, with built-in support for Nintendo's upcoming Amiibo characters.

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The New Nintendo 3DS systems will launch in the UK sometime in 2015.

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Tulipanzo@ MJTH

Better than I expected, but still too much of a hassle.
Posted 14:33 on 24 September 2014
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MJTH@ Tulipanzo

There is a transfer system that allows you to move your account and games from one 3DS to another. The thing is you need both 3DS's with you at the time to do it.
Posted 14:32 on 24 September 2014

Tulipanzo@ MJTH

Wait, I wanted to know, is there a way to pass games bought online from one old system to the other?
Posted 13:34 on 24 September 2014
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So wait a second. I could import a new 3DS for about £130 (including postage) before the holiday and still play my games since it's a PAL region system.

Hmmm.... I'm fairly tempted to do this. Would there be any draw backs not do this?

EDIT @mkn1ght: All non-XL 3DS's have the SNES coloured buttons.
Posted 13:28 on 24 September 2014
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