Will games I bought outside South Africa work on a Nintendo system purchased in South Africa?
Wii U, Wii and Nintendo 3DS family systems employ a region code based on the country where they are sold. Because of the region code, only software purchased in the same region will be compatible with your system.
Nintendo DS systems do not employ a region code, meaning that domestically purchased hardware and software is compatible with hardware and software purchased abroad. However, the power supply for Nintendo DS is designed to meet the technical requirements of different countries. Also, certain Multi-Card multiplayer games for Nintendo DS may only have compatible multiplayer functionality with a version of the game purchased in the same region. We encourage you to get in touch with our Nintendo Service Centre when in doubt. Please see the Contact page for details.
Please note that we do not offer warranty on products that weren’t purchased in the EU.