The 3DS community gets this question all the time. So, what better way to show you if not by pictures?
The Official Malaysian / SIngaporean / Middle East region aka the Asian region
The sticker should be clear enough to indicate that this by all means is an Asian version. The language of the game on these cartridges is usually in English. I haven't heard of any that is in other languages though. The back will say that it plays in consoles of that region only. However, I can tell you that any US 3DS, 3DS XL, 2DS console will work as well.
Rule of thumb: If this sticker is on that box, it's Asian.
The US region
Easily identified by the letters in the bottom left of the cartridge. Also, behind of the cartridge it will tell you that it only plays on US systems. I can tell you that it will work with the Asian 3DS XLs as well.
The European region aka the PAL region
This region focuses on the use of numbers on the bottom left of the cartridge. If you see these numbers, it's definitely a PAL cartridge.
The Australian region (which is also considered the PAL region)
This rating may be different than that of the European one, but it is considered to be working for all European consoles anyways (similar to how US and the Asian regions are treated as).
The Japan region
The ratings used by these cartridges are called the CERO rating. The letters that will be used is A, B, C, D and Z. It's quite easy to distinguish as well since the CERO words would be in the same ratings area.
But Kyo, what about the exlusive regions? Like Korea and Hong Kong? Well, believe it or not, there are localised versions for the Hong Kong and the Korean regions. Apparently, these 2 regions are said to be working on Japanese 3DS XLs. Heck, even in China itself, there's a region of it's own. I'll upload the pictures if I can find them later.
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