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Author Topic: Japanese Nintendo DS region free? for GBA titles too?  (Read 1034 times)
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« on: August 22, 2005, 02:26:27 PM »

So Advance Wars DS has finally broken my will and I've decided to buy a DS.  The thing is, in about a month I'm going to be visiting Japan for the first time and I was thinking about picking up one of the colors that isn't sold in America.

Is it true that Nintendo DSs are all region free, so I could play US titles on a Japanese DS without any problem?
Does "region free" include GBA titles? Would I be able to play my USA-purchased GBA (not DS) games on a Japanese DS?
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« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2005, 02:39:25 PM »

I don't believe there are regions with the GBA games.
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« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2005, 03:04:20 PM »

Awesome.  Graphite black, here I come!
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« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2005, 08:53:51 PM »

yeah all Nintendo portables are region free.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 07:30:25 PM »

The one thing you'll run into is your users manual will be in Japanese. Just chuck it in the trash - you don't need it.
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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 09:19:31 PM »

What about the power adapter?  Do you know if I can safely ignore the difference between 120V and 100V? Or will I always need to use an adapter when I get back to the States?
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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2005, 10:13:26 PM »

I ported the black GBA SP back in the day and I was able to use that adapter just fine.  Not sure about the DS, though.  Maybe someone else can speak to it.
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