Are Nintendo DS games limited to being played in only their country of purchase?

I've read that a game bought in America, Japan, Australia, or elsewhere will work anywhere else where the Nintendo DS console is sold (e.g. on a different country's specific console). Is this correct?

Update:

Basically, is it safe to buy games on eBay from overseas and have them shipped to me in Australia?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    sure everything is standardized, one ds is exactly the same as the other. However, watch out for the language differences (games from japan are most likely in jappanese)

  • 1 decade ago

    No, remember the Mario DS cart race game back in 2005? It could be played world-wide.

  • 1 decade ago

    from what i'v understood, much like DVD's games have reigon locks as well, its been like that for a long time, since the cartrige dayes of SNES and Genesis

    not sure about Atari and Master system, or NES

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes

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