I played with a player from Japan yesterday. It was FFA Stock and went down to just me and him. I edged him out for the win - pretty good nonetheless for a player just starting out.
I thought online was region locked.
His player card said he was from Japan, and the message he sent me certainly wasn't in English lol.
Was the match laggy at all, I know this is why they region lock online so that it won't be as laggy to the people.
Hmm, it was pretty smooth - maybe it was just a guy playing on a Japaneese account.
Maybe he moved here from Japan and needed to wait to import a copy from his country to play on his Japanese PS3.
As a UK player who has successfully played US copies of games on his PS3, I doubt this is an issue
Since releasing in Japan I have only played Japanese players.
So far they seem to prefer Dante, and are typically good at comboing with him. Some like using Sly, others Drake. Raiden is not really used that much. Fought a pretty decent Toro player.
But it has been pretty much a variety of character I have played.
But I live in Japan so its easy for me to get games and thank goodness, used to spend like a couple minutes sometimes waiting for matches.. not its like seconds.
There was a really good Radec player I fought. Genuinely knew how to play the stay away game, I found it difficult to control his movements so I could keep him in check.