International Buyers Guide

We want to ensure the best experience for our customers outside of the US. Before making a purchase, please read our Shipping Policy and our compatibility resources below.

It is important to make sure that what you buy will work! Most products we sell are from the North American region (NTSC-U). Any products from the PAL and JP regions will be noted in their product name. If there is no PAL or JP notation, you should assume it is an NTSC-U product.

Many video game consoles are region locked, which means that it is only compatible with games from its region. For example, the SNES is region locked, so if you have a PAL SNES, you will only be able to play PAL games.

Some video game consoles are region unlocked, which means they are compatible with games regardless of region. For example, the Nintendo GameBoy is region unlocked, so you can play PAL, NTSC, and JP games with no problem.

Most consoles can be modded with software or hardware to enable region unlocking. Some consoles are easier than others to region unlock, so proceed at your own risk and do your research.

Please consult the compatibility information below based on your console!

Region Locked Consoles

Nintendo

  • NES / Famicom (Except the top-loader NES-101 model)
  • SNES / Super Famicom
  • Nintendo 64
  • GameCube
  • Wii
  • Wii U
  • 3DS

PlayStation

  • PlayStation
  • PlayStation 2

Xbox

  • Original Xbox
  • Xbox 360

Sega

  • Genesis / MegaDrive
  • CD
  • 32X
  • Dreamcast
  • Nomad

Atari

  • 7800 (Backwards Compatibility with 2600 games are Region Free)

Video

  • DVD
  • Blu-Ray
  • UMD (PSP Video Discs)

Region Unlocked Consoles

Nintendo

  • GameBoy
  • GameBoy Color
  • GameBoy Advance
  • DS (Except DSi-only games)
  • Switch
  • Virtual Boy

PlayStation

  • PlayStation 3 (Except for Persona 4 Arena and Way of the Samurai 3)
  • PlayStation 4 (Except for digital games)
  • PlayStation 5
  • PSP
  • PS Vita

Xbox

  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X and S

Sega

  • Game Gear
  • SG-1000
  • Saturn (Japan only)
  • Naomi
  • Pico
  • Master System (outside of Japan only) [Some games may be glitchy on a US system]

Atari

  • 2600 (NTSC games can display wrong colors, slow speed and sound on PAL systems and vice versa)
  • 5200
  • Jaguar and Jaguar CD
  • Lynx
  • ST
  • VCS (2021 console)

Video

  • VHS (for minimal issues, play on a universal VCR)
  • 4K UHD Blu-Ray

Other

  • Commodore 64
  • Intellivision
  • ColecoVision
  • Magnavox Odyssey and II
  • Neo Geo, Neo Geo CD, and Neo Geo CDX
  • Neo Geo Pocket and Color
  • Philips CDi
  • Panasonic/Sanyo 3DO
  • Fairchild Channel F
  • Plug N Play
  • Microsoft Windows/PC (Except some digital/online content can be region locked)
  • NEC Turbografx/PC Engine CDs (Excluding system cards