View Full Version : Can a USA Nintendo DS play Japanese GBA games?

December 14th, 2008, 5:15 PM
I'm asking for a friend but I would like to know as well. Title.

oh yeah the reason this is a good question is because the DS isn't region locked.... but does this apply to playing GBA games in one as well?

December 14th, 2008, 5:23 PM
Well, since the original GBA was able to play Japanese GBA games, there should be no reason why the DS can't play Japanese GBA games.

December 15th, 2008, 4:19 AM
Some things regarding GBA games are locked (like I don't think you can import Pokémon from your Japanese Ruby cartridge into your US Pearl cartridge, etc.) but actually playing the game should be region-free, so it'll work fine.