PS3 region code

#1 Posted by kupatrupa (9 posts) -

The PS3 is region free, but are PS1 or PS2 games also region free?

#2 Posted by PufferFiz (1387 posts) -

no the Dvd/cd drive inside is region locked. If you live in the US or Canada then it will be Region 1 and only play games that are that region, check the ps3 box if you are unsure.

#3 Edited by NukeGoBoom (492 posts) -

Also Blu Ray has region coding.Based on your countries PS3.

#4 Posted by LordAndrew (14430 posts) -

So basically, everything but PS3 games have region protection.

#5 Posted by Karmum (11519 posts) -

All Sony PS3 games are region free, but publishers can choose whether or not certain games are locked. This doesn't directly answer your question, but I think PS2 and PS1 games are region locked.

#6 Posted by Snail (8662 posts) -
LordAndrew said:
"So basically, everything but PS3 games have region protection."
Basically.

So... PS3 ftw?
#7 Posted by NukeGoBoom (492 posts) -
LordAndrew said:
"So basically, everything but PS3 games have region protection."
Nah.Controllers from other countries work.
#8 Posted by MattyFTM (14433 posts) -

And even some PS3 games are region locked. The PS3's themselves are not region free, but most PS3 games are made region free, although publishers can make them region restricted if they want.

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#9 Posted by StressedOutCat (240 posts) -

PS3 games themselves are region free, however the DLC items for the game usually are not.
Example: If you buy a North American game and you want to buy the additional DLC for it you would need to buy it from a north American PSN Store.
If you buy the DLC from a European or Asian PSN Store, chances are it wont work with your copy of the game.

#10 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
MattyFTM said:
"And even some PS3 games are region locked. The PS3's themselves are not region free, but most PS3 games are made region free, although publishers can make them region restricted if they want."
Nope, PS3 games cannot be region locked.

PS1 games downloaded off of PSN are also region free, but you might run into PAL/NTSC problems depending on where you live and what store you're buying from.

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