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DarkNetworks
Jun 23, 2007, 05:46 PM
I'm planning to buy Minna no Golf 5 (Japan Version). Will it work on my UK PS3? I checked the product information and it says, No Region Protection, so technically it should work rite? My other question is, anyone knows of any place online where I can purchase games from Asia? I know a few but most would not ship to the European Union (EU).



mkrishnan
Jun 23, 2007, 06:04 PM
I don't know about the region issue, but as far as the source issue, I have used this company for music (but not games). They ship to Europe, apparently even for free:

http://global.yesasia.com/en/index.aspx?

I've used NCSX also for games, for which they're excellent, and they ship to Europe (not free):

http://www.ncsxshop.com/cgi-bin/shop/faq_detail.html?mv_arg=6#10

asxtb
Jun 23, 2007, 08:29 PM
PS3 games are supposed to be regionless. That's one of the reasons I bought my PS3. So it should work.

When does 'Everybody's Golf 5' come out? It's in a few weeks, isn't it?

DarkNetworks
Jun 24, 2007, 02:53 AM
I don't know about the region issue, but as far as the source issue, I have used this company for music (but not games). They ship to Europe, apparently even for free:

http://global.yesasia.com/en/index.aspx?

I've used NCSX also for games, for which they're excellent, and they ship to Europe (not free):

http://www.ncsxshop.com/cgi-bin/shop/faq_detail.html?mv_arg=6#10

Thanks for the sites, looks pretty good. I tried play-asia but they won't ship to EU.

MacRumorUser
Jun 24, 2007, 04:27 AM
^ Ebay is always handy tbh. I've bought some Asian & USA games for the PS3 from there.

It's a pain since Sony closed down LikSang to get main name online retailers in Asia to ship games to Europe.

What I don't understand however is why USA/Canadian stores like DVDboxoffice.com have been ignored by Sony. Seems a bit zenophobic to Asian market, when correct me if I'm wrong... errr sony are asian ? ;)

risc
Jun 24, 2007, 04:19 PM
http://global.yesasia.com/en/index.aspx?

Dang that site is cheap. I was looking to import Minna no Golf 5 and at AUD$63 I just had to try them out. That is insane when in Australia we pay AUD$100-$120 for PS3 games.

Let the wait begin...

mkrishnan
Jun 24, 2007, 04:35 PM
Dang that site is cheap. I was looking to import Minna no Golf 5 and at AUD$63 I just had to try them out. That is insane when in Australia we pay AUD$100-$120 for PS3 games.

They were a bit n00bish at first ... like I think, when they first opened up, I ordered something from them, and they sent me back an unencrypted e-mail with my full credit card number in the e-mail! :eek: :eek: :eek: -- this was maybe eight years ago.

Anyways, I've periodically bought Japanese music from them and been very happy with the transactions. Seem like a good, honest company that, like NCSX, is focused on helping the fanbase out.

MacRumorUser
Jun 24, 2007, 05:10 PM
^ Damn they still dont ship Sony stuff to Europe :(

Oh well I ordered some CantoPop instead.... ;) :p :D