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Not all of Nintendo's 3DS devices are region locked. A program bought in a country of a region can be activated in another country of the same region. Once activated, the software can also be used in and download updates from other regions as long as the license is valid. Problems may arise when the license must be renewed, or if the software must be reinstalled, in a region other than the one where it was bought. The region is identified by the IP address there is no activation possible without Internet connection , so the use of VPN or a proxy is recommended to circumvent the restriction.
On the internet , geo-blocking is used primarily to control access to online media content that is only licensed for playback in a certain region due to territorial licensing arrangements. Most console video games have region encoding. The Atari , Lynx and Jaguar are region-free. Nintendo was the first console maker to introduce regional locks to its consoles.
Games for the Nintendo Entertainment System NES were locked through both physical and technical means; the design of cartridges for the NES differed between Japan and other markets, using a different number of pins. As the Famicom the Japanese model used slightly smaller cartridges, Japanese games could not fit into NES consoles without an adapter and even with that, they could still not use the extra sound functionalities of the Famicom due to their differing hardware.
Official adapters existed inside early copies of Gyromite and could be disassembled then swapped with a different Famicom game. A game's region is recognized by the console using the 10NES chip. This is done by installing the All 3DS XLs are region-locked.