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Summary[]

As the name implies,region lock is when things are "locked out" of a country. It may be just one country or maybe multiple.  Many games are known for staying in Japan.  

List of Region Free Consoles/Handhelds[]

  • GameBoy 
  • Sega Game Gear 
  • GameBoy Color
  • GameBoy Advance
  • Nintendo DS/DSi/DSi XL (With the exception of DSi only games)
  • PSP (With the exception of UMD Movies)
  • PlayStation 3 (Except for Persona 4 Arena and Way of the Samurai 3)
  • PS Vita
  • PlayStation 4 (Except digital games)
  • Xbox One
  • Nintendo Switch
  • PlayStation 5
  • Atari 2600 (NTSC games can display wrong colors, slow speed and sound on PAL systems and vice versa.)
  • NES-101
  • SG-1000
  • Atari 5200
  • Atari Jaguar and Jaguar CD
  • Atari Lynx
  • Sega Saturn (Japan only)
  • Phillips CDi
  • Panasonic/Sanyo 3DO
  • Neo Geo Pocket and Color
  • Microsoft Windows/PC (However digital content and online games from online stores such as Steam and Epic Games can be region locked)
  • VHS (However playing PAL tapes might run into issues or not play on NTSC VCRs; so it is recommended to play it on a universal VCR)
  • Audio Casettes
  • Phones/Mobile Devices
  • Virtual Boy
  • Apple PC (since Apple II)
  • Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, and Neo Geo CDX
  • Magnavox Odyssey and II
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • NEC Turbografx/PC Engine CDs (excluding system cards)
  • Amiga/Amiga CD32
  • Atari VCS
  • Net Yaroze (PS1 dev kit)
  • Vectrex
  • Atari ST
  • Commodore 64
  • Pioneer Laseractive
  • All western Masters System consoles (US/Europe/Brazilian/Australian are universal, but a tiny handful of games either don't play or are glitchy on a US system)
  • 4K UHD Blu-Ray
  • Sega Naomi
  • M.A.M.E. / Arcade Machines
  • Fairchild Channel F
  • Plug N Play
  • Sega Pico
  • Hyperscan
  • XM Radio
  • Printers
  • HP Printers (Before 2004)

List of Region Locked Consoles/Handhelds[]

  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2
  • GameCube
  • Microsoft Xbox
  • Xbox 360
  • Wii
  • Nintendo 2DS/3DS/3DS XL/New 3DS/New 3DS XL 
  • Wii U
  • NES/Famicom
  • Atari 7800 (except backwards compatibility with 2600)
  • SNES/Super Famicom
  • Nintendo 64
  • DVD
  • UMD
  • Blu-Ray
  • Sega Master System Mark III (Japan only)
  • Sega Genesis/MegaDrive
  • Sega CD
  • Sega 32X
  • Sega Dreamcast
  • Sega Nomad
  • Television Cable
  • Streaming Services
  • Antenna TV
  • Satellite TV (Only covers a portion of the world depending on where you live and what service)
  • AM/FM/WX Radios
  • HP Printers (After 2004)
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