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DSi-enhanced Idolm@ster is region-locked

Since the DSi was first announced, it's been difficult to precisely determine its regional limitations. Rumor spread that everything would be region-locked -- that all Japanese games would be incompatible with an American DSi. That's not true. So far, only DSiWare has been proven region-locked, as a...

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DS Daily: Still going to import one?

Click to enter our DSi gallery. With the news that the DSi is region locked, as well as the handheld not officially arriving on North American shores until after April 2009, we're wondering if many of you still plan on importing the handheld? We already know you're going to pick a DSi up...

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Nintendo: DSi is region-locked

Those of you who intend to import a DSi from Japan next month may wish to revise your plans, as Nintendo has now confirmed that all DSi software will be region-locked. "DSi software (software that is only compatible with DSi) is region-locked, e.g: European DSi software can only be played on...

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DSi-only software is region locked

Nintendo's decades-long streak of region-free handhelds is coming to a close. In a statement to CVG, the company confirmed that Nintendo DSi-only cartridges and downloadable content will be locked to the region where you buy the Nintendo DSi. Web browsing, photo sharing and playing DS games will be...

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Play with Sackboys around the world: LBP not region locked

A post on the official European PlayStation forums states once and for all that LittleBigPlanet will have one region: "LittleBigRegion," aka Earth. Although future Sackboys around the world hoped there'd be no region lock, the possibility did come up after the game's senior producer allegedly made...

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Rumor: Freeloader not compatible with Mario Kart Wii

If you tried importing the Japanese version of Mario Kart Wii to Europe or the U.S. in order to get your copy early, you may have received this message from Play-Asia: "We received the first small delivery today for testing and unfortunately we have to inform you, that the game is not compatible...

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Uncharted demo is region "locked"

Those of you with European PlayStation 3s who are downloading the Uncharted: Drake's Fortune demo - please stop now. The demo has been region locked for use on American PS3s only and when played on a PAL machine will show only a message saying "Please insert the game disc". Whether this was done...

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Wii not even remotely region-free

Remember when Nintendo's Perrin Kaplan told Wired News that first-party Wii games would be free of regional shackles? Well, it turns out that she never received the internal memo stating the exact opposite: The Wii will not be region-free. Not even a little. Some confusion arose after David "there's...

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