Any word on whether the US 360 edition will be region locked?

#1 Posted by CarpetRemnant (375 posts) -

I'm betting it will be, but maybe not, you never know, right?

Any way of finding out?
#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19377 posts) -

PS3 version probably won't be. I'm ignorant on this topic so I really have no idea.

#3 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

" PS3 version probably won't be. I'm ignorant on this topic so I really have no idea. "

Nah, you can't enforce a region lock on a PS3 game. The system is 100% regionfree.

The 360 version, however......a  month or two ago VGP posted on their blogs "nope" after claiming they asked Atlus. A couple of weeks later they pulled down the page and blogpost. hmmmmmmm.

If you have a PS3, get the PS3 version.
#4 Posted by EVO (3932 posts) -

Most 360 games seem to be region free these days.

#5 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -

Would love if someone actually released it in the EU. Otherwise it'll be one pricy import...IF it's regionfree to begin with.

#6 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@CrazyChris said:
" Would love if someone actually released it in the EU. Otherwise it'll be one pricy import...IF it's regionfree to begin with. "
I paid 45 euros for Catherine including shipping costs.


I would pay 15 euros more had I bought domestically.
#7 Posted by Cincaid (2959 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @CrazyChris said:
" Would love if someone actually released it in the EU. Otherwise it'll be one pricy import...IF it's regionfree to begin with. "
I paid 45 euros for Catherine including shipping costs.I would pay 15 euros more had I bought domestically. "
Oh! So it's regionfree for sure for the 360? Or you bought it for the PS3?
#8 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@CrazyChris said:
" @mutha3 said:
" @CrazyChris said:
" Would love if someone actually released it in the EU. Otherwise it'll be one pricy import...IF it's regionfree to begin with. "
I paid 45 euros for Catherine including shipping costs.I would pay 15 euros more had I bought domestically. "
Oh! So it's regionfree for sure for the 360? Or you bought it for the PS3? "
Sorry, mate, I bought it for the PS3. I was just sayin' importing's usually cheaper than buying new games domestically in euroland.

360 version fate's is still up in the air....
#9 Posted by Dizzyhippos (1540 posts) -

360 is on a game to game basis no way of knowing till its out

#10 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@mutha3
@FluxWaveZ said:

" PS3 version probably won't be. I'm ignorant on this topic so I really have no idea. "

Nah, you can't enforce a region lock on a PS3 game. The system is 100% regionfree.

The 360 version, however......a  month or two ago VGP posted on their blogs "nope" after claiming they asked Atlus. A couple of weeks later they pulled down the page and blogpost. hmmmmmmm.

If you have a PS3, get the PS3 version.
The PS3 is region locked for certain games when you're not playing in HD.
#11 Edited by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:

" @The PS3 is region locked for certain games when you're not playing in HD. "

No, its not. System not working at certain resolutions =/= region lock.

The system itself is completely region free.
#12 Posted by Yanngc33 (4496 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @Yanngc33 said:

" @The PS3 is region locked for certain games when you're not playing in HD. "

No, its not. System not working at certain resolutions =/= region lock.The system itself is completely region free. "
Well it's not region free for people using SD TVs, trust me I had a US PS3 and certain PAL games did not work when I tried to play on my SD TV. It's not region free to non HD players. 

Here's further proof: http://www.avforums.com/forums/ps3-games/622804-80028f10-error-compatibility-list-sd-tvs.html
#13 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@Yanngc33 said:
" Well it's not region free for people using SD TVs, trust me I had a US PS3 and certain PAL games did not work when I tried to play on my SD TV. It's not region free to non HD players. 

Here's further proof: http://www.avforums.com/forums/ps3-games/622804-80028f10-error-compatibility-list-sd-tvs.html
"
...And again, that doesn't mean the console itself is region locked.
#14 Posted by CarpetRemnant (375 posts) -

Well I emailed Atlus US out of boredom and unsurprisingly they wouldn't tell me. Swings and roundabouts...

#15 Posted by WoodenPlatypus (1365 posts) -
@EVO said:
"Most 360 games seem to be region free these days. "

Was basically going to say that.
#16 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Leakster said:
" Well I emailed Atlus US out of boredom and unsurprisingly they wouldn't tell me. Swings and roundabouts... "
You just ruined there E3 event they where gonna say that its region free. Nice job.
#17 Posted by Scarz09 (146 posts) -

I know this is off topic but does anyone know of any good import sites to get the US version to the UK?. Because i don't want to wait until they put it out here.
#18 Posted by SomeJerk (3364 posts) -
@Scarz09 said:

" I know this is off topic but does anyone know of any good import sites to get the US version to the UK?. Because i don't want to wait until they put it out here. "

Allow me to make your day,
http://www.videogamesplus.ca/

Used them since the Nintendo 3DS launch.
#19 Posted by MattyFTM (14424 posts) -
@mutha3 said:
" @FluxWaveZ said:

" PS3 version probably won't be. I'm ignorant on this topic so I really have no idea. "

Nah, you can't enforce a region lock on a PS3 game. The system is 100% regionfree. "
Actually, that's not true. Publishers can region lock PS3 games. It is possible. I don't know which games, if any, actually use the region locking though. Sega were going to region lock the japanese version of Bayonetta, but there were a lot of complaints and they backed down. 
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#20 Posted by CarpetRemnant (375 posts) -
@scarace360 said:
" @Leakster said:
" Well I emailed Atlus US out of boredom and unsurprisingly they wouldn't tell me. Swings and roundabouts... "
You just ruined there E3 event they where gonna say that its region free. Nice job. "
ha, yeah, good one :P
#21 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Leakster said:
" @scarace360 said:
" @Leakster said:
" Well I emailed Atlus US out of boredom and unsurprisingly they wouldn't tell me. Swings and roundabouts... "
You just ruined there E3 event they where gonna say that its region free. Nice job. "
ha, yeah, good one :P "
They where also gonan say that the super collectors edition comes with a jar filled with Vincents spunk.
#22 Posted by CarpetRemnant (375 posts) -
#23 Posted by TooWalrus (13255 posts) -

All I know is my gut says maybe.

#24 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@MattyFTM said:

" @mutha3 said:

" @FluxWaveZ said:

" PS3 version probably won't be. I'm ignorant on this topic so I really have no idea. "

Nah, you can't enforce a region lock on a PS3 game. The system is 100% regionfree. "
Actually, that's not true. Publishers can region lock PS3 games. It is possible. I don't know which games, if any, actually use the region locking though. Sega were going to region lock the japanese version of Bayonetta, but there were a lot of complaints and they backed down.  "
I, uh, can't find anything on Sega actually officially stating the PS3 version was region-locked. So far I've only seen sites assuming the PS3 was region locked because they didn't specify it wasn't when saying Bayonetta was region locked. But wikipedia has shown me this..........


 
Additionally, some games separate online players per region, such as Metal Gear Solid 4 Online. A PSN store only contains content for its own country, for example the UK store will not supply usable map packs for an imported US copy of Call of Duty 4. The PS3 actually supports hardware region locking for PS3 games as well, based on Blu-ray regions, but as of current it is unused and all current region lockouts and separations are about online services. The PS3 also restricts the access to PlayStation Network by region, such as the online store, news and upcoming releases. 


However, like that article says, its pretty much never been used. And its based of the fact that its technologically possible....however the fact that its never used pretty much tells me that Sony probably makes companies sign something which disallow them to enforce it. It has never happened even with companies who are known for it.
#25 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

If the game is region-free, Atlus would put out a press release for the sole purpose of letting us know that. I have yet to see that press release.

#26 Posted by Undeadpool (4989 posts) -
@TooWalrus said:
" All I know is my gut says maybe. "
If it turns out it is, tell my wife "hello."
#27 Posted by afrofools (1357 posts) -

I'm hoping for region free, otherwise I don't know what I'll do, move to Japan or America or something.

#28 Posted by mutha3 (4986 posts) -
@afrofools said:
I'm hoping for region free, otherwise I don't know what I'll do, move to Japan or America or something.
Getting a PS3 might be more cost-effective:P

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