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you can play japanese,uk,dutch, asian region ps3 games on your us ps3


I barely understood that but I understand now. That sucks or the Wii U but its not that big of a deal Smiley Happy

 

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Region locking basically means that PAL games can't be played on NTSC systems and vice versa. So if I buy a US PS3 for example, I can't play the Japanese or European versions of a game I may want. You would generally only care about this if you import games from other countries a lot or you want a system but it wasn't released in your area yet. In this case, the Wii U was released in the states before EU and if you import it, you can't play games released in EU. You'd always be importing which is very expensive in my opinion. I also believe that it has something to do with the tv format too but don't quote me. The Ps3 is not region locked to my knowledge. I may be wrong there too.
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ps3 is not region locked

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Good to know.
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Correct. The PS3 is NOT region locked. Only the DLC's are region locked which means at worst , you will have to create a new PSN account for the physical disc region you have.

e.g. if you buy a US little big planet disk (which can easily happen even if you order of amazon.co.uk) you can no longer buy DLC from the UK PSN account. It will not even warn you. You will keep buying UK DLC and it will not show up at all in your US disc LittleBigPlanet. It happened to me, I didn't even realize they sent me the US version till I got the DLC. I ordered it from amazon co uk and they shipped it from the US. The game worked fine but not DLC.

Nintendo on the other hand, the console itself is region locked. Not just the DLCs.

The entire world has realised by now that region locking does not really work but Nintendo keep doing it. Even xbox and PS3 don't bother with region locks much. This is the biggest reason why I will not be buying a nintendo. I realise I'm in the minority, but whatever, i still think it sucks to region lock consoles when someone genuinely pays money for it.

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Hey, the family likes it so I'm down. Anything that keeps them away from my ps3! SONY FOR LIFE! (its tattooed on my soul lol)
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Nov 18, 2012

BlueDiamond93 wrote:

Jaychance wrote:

you can play japanese,uk,dutch, asian region ps3 games on your us ps3


I barely understood that but I understand now. That sucks or the Wii U but its not that big of a deal Smiley Happy

 

BackWards capabiility will always be the biggest DEAL! lol seriously man! 


It's a huge deal.

I dont want to miss out on over half of good games.

coincidently, alot of people modded their systems to get imports to work on their PS2, but it led to piracy since its the same mod.

PS3 is the best, completely region free.

 

by the way, there is ONE region locked PS3 game. So i guess its up to the developers. It's PERSONA 4 ARENA for PS3.

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Wierd....... I didnt make a thread about region lock
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Wierd....... I didnt make a thread about region lock

well thats the reason i wont be getting one.

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I'm buying it day one in Italy, which means 30 november.

Maybe a little before.

ZombiU pack + Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for now, maybe Mario U and Scribblenauts U for the end of the year.

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