When was Nintendo DS released?

November 21, 2004
Nintendo DS/Introduced

Can I play us Nintendo DS games in Europe?

Basically, everything up to Nintendo DS is not region-locked. Any software that is DSi-exclusive is region-locked. As of the 3DS, everything is region-locked. South Africa is located in the PAL region, so you could buy games in Europe and send them, but not in the US.

Is the Nintendo DS discontinued?

The DS line was officially superseded by the Nintendo 3DS family in 2011; the 3DS line carries similarities in functionality to the DSi, but with further enhancements to its internal hardware and software including autostereoscopic 3D display.

Which DS is region-locked?

Nintendo DS and DSi The Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite are not region-locked, with the exception of the iQue DS, which can play Nintendo DS games, but its games cannot be played on other region systems.

When was the original DS discontinued?

Nintendo DS

An electric blue Nintendo DS
Release date NA: November 21, 2004 JP: December 2, 2004 AU: February 24, 2005 EU: March 11, 2005
Lifespan 2004–2013
Introductory price US$149.99
Discontinued 2013

Are DS consoles still being made?

Nintendo has discontinued its 3DS handheld after about 76 million sales over a nine-and-a-half year period. It means the original Nintendo DS retains the title of being the bestselling mobile console. …

Are all DS games region free?

All Nintendo handhelds except both Nintendo DSi models and the Nintendo 3DS are fully region-free. In the case of the former, only the physical and digital games that cannot be played on earlier DS models are region-locked.

Is the original DS region free?

The 3DS’s older brothers, the Nintendo DS and Nintendo DS Lite, are region free. This means a person who owns a North American DS or DS Lite can purchase and play a Japanese or European game without being locked out or experiencing major technical problems.

Is the original Nintendo DS region free?

Older Nintendo DS and DS Lite software is region-free, so you can play most of that software on a Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL from any region.

Why is the 3DS region locked?

Why Nintendo Region Locks the 3DS XL “Nintendo has developed different versions of Nintendo 3DS hardware to take into account different languages, age rating requirements, and parental control functionality as well as to ensure compliance with local laws in each region.