HomeNewsThe New 3DS Will be Region Locked Jelani Thompson September 3, 2014 News In a recent interview with a Nintendo Representative, it was confirmed that the New Nintendo 3DS console would be region locked, meaning that users residing in Canada or the U.S won’t be able to play with other countries such as Japan. The real question is: Why is this restriction even in place? Rumors had arose in the past stating that the New 3DS wouldn’t be region locked, but those rumors were quickly proven false. As of now, it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing this region lock restriction lifted any time soon, but it doesn’t hurt to hope…right? Source: Gamespot Share this post: No related posts. [Rumor]New 3DS to be Region Free and NNID Changes Coming SoonSamus and Villager Color and Costume Variants ShownAbout The AuthorJelani ThompsonOwner/Social Media Jelani Thompson is the Owner/Editor-In-Chief at Always Nintendo! He's very passionate about interviewing developers and bringing daily Wii U and 3DS news to the site's readers. When he's not busy saving the universe, he's most likely at his Grandma's house eating her delicious meals.