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Nov 20 2009
By: Tarislar First Son 22 posts
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Comic Book readers - Region Locked?

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So I updated my PSP and went to go check out the comic book reader, a feature I've been really excited about for a while now.

 

It just doesn't appear on my PSP.  I made sure I have the update and yeah, everything is there, but simply no comic book reader.

 

Then that sinking feeling dawned on me.  I have a PSP I bought in Taiwan.. I sincerely hope this thing is not region locked...

 

Can anyone shed some light on this? 

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First Son
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Re: Comic Book readers - Region Locked?

Nov 20, 2009
I have an US PSP and it worked fine.  My wife has a Japanese import PSP and it went to the Japanese page.  My guess is yes, there is some sort of region lock.  Can that be changed, I am not well enough versed on thaat aspect to say.  Opinions from some of our more experienced gamers???
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Nov 20, 2009

Ok, I was able to use the redemption codes, and download, the free comics on my wife's Japanese import PSP.  However, according to the Japanese website, the comic book reader for them does not come out until December 10th.  So I will not know until then if it actually "works" or not.

 

Funny, usually Japan get the goodies before us.

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Nov 22, 2009
I have the same scenario with PSP import.  I have the Transformers comic somewhere in my files but not the appropriate software for the app.  I guess we have to wait for Dec.10.
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Nov 23, 2009
I tried installing the US version of the comic reader on my Japanese PSP, but it doesn't see it, so yup, I guess we will have to wait till December 10th for the Japanese version. My US PSP installed the comic reader just fine, and the freebies look good on it.

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Nov 23, 2009
Wait, so on December 10th, my Japanese PSP (Which I'm using in English) will suddenly show the comic book reader option in the XMB?  And then I can read comic books from the US store?
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Nov 23, 2009

Tarislar wrote:
Wait, so on December 10th, my Japanese PSP (Which I'm using in English) will suddenly show the comic book reader option in the XMB?  And then I can read comic books from the US store?

Ummm yep........ we will know soon enough.

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Nov 24, 2009

Dear Sony,

 

Please stop making Firmware updates mandatory so those of us not in the regions for the "exciting" new features dont have to update for no reason. Was excited about this one till I saw that yet again its useless here in Canada.

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Re: Comic Book readers - Region Locked?

Nov 25, 2009

How about this:

 

Dear Sony,

 

Please quit with the idiotic region locking bulls***.  It doesn't stop anything, many users get around it in various ways, it simply creates an inconvenience.  

 

It provides no benefit to you other than stopping some users from buying a product legitimately. 

 

It promotes piracy and also destroys a lot of good will toward the company.

 

Please find the person responsible for the whole region locking idea and stab them in the face repeatedly with a wooden spoon.

 

Sincerely,

Tarislar. 

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Dec 12, 2009
I get question mark boxes and Japanese writing.  No go on the US comics, at least not on this import PSP.
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