Purchased Nintendo Switch Games Are 'EUR' Version Not 'AUS', Is This Normal?

I bought several nintendo switch games from Amazon AU during the BF sales, and 2 of them are EUR version rather than AUS version; can anyone confirm if this is the same for them? Said 'EUR' games are Pokemon lets go eevee and Xenoblade Chronicles 2. It's strange because on the back of the game case, the barcode is an 'AUS' one which should be the same for the game cartridge inside. The pokemon game arrived sealed but i'm still surprised that it's an European version.

Edit: Thanks for the answers guys. Time to cancel my return request lol… i thought amazon was doing something dodgy like buying cheap EUR cartridges and pretending it's australian. Turns out region isn't affected on switch anyways

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    I've bought tonnes of DS games from places like Ozgameshop that are EUR versions, still work? I assume its the same with the switch.

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    I haven't checked my own games, but switch is completely region free. Games will still all work and play normally and I believe Australian bought DLC will even work with international game cards for the same game

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      Not true. Most US and JP carts have different game IDs and require DLC from the US or Japan eShop.

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    Its normal. You will sometimes get EUR on switch games you buy from Brick and Mortar stores as well.

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    Very normal

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    Are you talking about the cartridge itself or the cover? The giveaway normally is the Australian rating on the cover however the cart label will normally be the same for a few regions. But as mentioned above, it doesn’t matter.

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    My copy of Diablo 3 from EB was EUR on the cartridge.
    So I asked the person behind the counter if they had an AUS copy.
    She showed me the entire pack of cartridges of Diablo 3 and they were all EUR.

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    Look at the classification section on the front cover - if it says eg PG, G, MA etc. it is the Australian version. European versions would have a number like 3 or 7 etc.

    The Pokemon let got eevee i received from Amazon had a PG on it. In general , its likely the barcode on the cartridges for Europe and Australia would be the same. Without local content it wouldn't make sense to do a special production run of cartridges just for Australia.

    It is likely unlawful for an Australian company shipping from within Australia to sell an item which doesn't contain the Australian classifications on its cover.

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      I thought the OP was walking about the EUR label on the cart - not the printed game cover.

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    Other than Splatoon 2, EUR versions are the exact same on the card, no reason to print a different sticker for Australia.

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    I bought lets go eevee from big w and it says eur
    Farming simulator from target was eur

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    I have 12 EUR games and 3 Aus games, most of my games are bought from jbhifi or eb games so I think its just normal

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    I thought Switch only has 3 main region (for sale purposes, the games are region free): Eur, USA and Japan

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      Currently six cart regions for the Switch - EUR, USA, JAP, ASI, KOR and AUS.

      ASI (2 games), KOR (1 game) and AUS (7 games) are the least common in terms of number of releases to date.

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    For most Nintendo published games, the box will say AUS because it's specifically printed for Australia with Nintendo Australia's contact details and other such information. Inside, the cartridge will often say EUR because it's identical to the European cartridge.

    There will be some exceptions but for the most part, we use EUR cartridges because there's no need to make a production run specifically for Australia.

    The product codes are supposed to be a way to identify products and variants along the manufacturing, distribution and retail chain rather than for consumers to verify whether they got a locally distributed product or an imported one.

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    I plan on buying from Amazon Australia soon. Is there any way to tell which region game you'll receive? I only want UK/US Switch games, not Australian ones.

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    It should be the same. with 3ds cartridges, I've bought many games that originated from the UK and they played perfectly fine in my Aussie 3ds. I think we share the same region PAL so it will work here.

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    The early switch game sold in Australia like the Legend of Zelda, Splatoon 2, Mario Kart 8 are "AUS". The game released after than Oct 2017 are almost use "EUR" instead of "AUS"

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