RPGFan


Liz Maas
Pokémon Black & White To Be (Partially) Region Locked
Bad news for importers - looks like you'll have to import a new DSi too.
09.18.10 - 12:39 AM

We know that the Japanese release of Pokémon Black & White is literally upon us as of today in Japan. We also know that some of you will be importing one, or both. But wait, before you click that 'Place Order' button, you might want to ensure that you'll actually be able to play the game(s). Why? As Play-Asia found out after getting their shipment, the games are actually region-locked... partially. According to the retailer, if you have an original Nintendo DS or a DS Lite, you'll be able to play Pokémon Black & White no problem. BUT, if you have a DSi or DSi XL, you're out of luck - unless, of course you have a Japanese one.

For those with a DSi, or who just want to play the games in English, the two titles will be out in North America next spring.


Back





Coming Up on Twitch

Final Fantasy XV
Sunday, Dec. 4 • 11am PST/2pm EST

Star Wars: KotOR
Every Tuesday • 11am PST/2pm EST

Final Fantasy V
Every Wednesday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Transistor
Every Thursday • 4:30pm PST/7:30pm EST

Suikoden 5
Every Friday • 5pm PST/8pm EST

Featured Content
Root Letter Review
Root Letter
Review
Pokémon Sun & Moon Preview
Pokémon Sun & Moon
Preview
Tyranny Review
Tyranny
Review
The 30th Anniversary The Legend of Zelda Game Music Collection Review
The 30th Anniversary The Legend of Zelda Game Music Collection
Review
Final Fantasy XV Preview
Final Fantasy XV
Hands-On Preview
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: RPG Confessional
Retro Encounter Bonus Round: RPG Confessional
Podcast
RSS Feeds & More
Complete Feed
Reviews Feed
Media Feed
Random Encounter
Rhythm Encounter
Retro Encounter