Japanese PS3 in the UK... worth it?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by tjcampbell, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. tjcampbell macrumors 6502a

    tjcampbell

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    Hi there,

    I'm going to Tokyo in ten days and I already have a 360, DS, PSP and a Wii :)D) so I thought it would be a good chance to pick up a PS3. However my googling has proven mixed results.

    So... does anyone know:

    Is a PS3 multi-region for games and movies?

    Do they sell both voltage formats in Japan or just 110?

    Am I wasting my time because I already have a 360, DS, PSP and a Wii?

    Thanks! T
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    I have an import USA machine, but powerwise etc.. it's same story to the Japanese model.

    The PS3 is 100% region free for games.

    The PS3 is region coded for movies, however a lot of movies are region free and therefore will play no problem on your jap PS3.

    Use this site to check your movie http://bluray.liesinc.net/


    The PS3 is multi-voltage built in 110-220v so all you need to do is use a standard computer power cable when you get back and you'll be sorted. (that was one of my main concerns as I got mine close to launch and there wasn't much info at that time.)

    Are you wasting your time ? Well as someone who has 2 PS3's, a 360, a wii, a psp and a DS too I cant say ;)
     
  3. tjcampbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tjcampbell

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    Dude, you rock, thanks for the fast and wonderful response. Looks like I'll pick up a PS3 in Japan... now the only question is black or white.... :cool:
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    if your thinking bout my baby, it don't matter if your black or white ;) LOL





    I added a link to my post, handy bookmark for checking blu-ray region coding and region free status :)
     
  5. tjcampbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tjcampbell

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    It matters to my girlfriend!

    Thanks for the link, will certainly come in handy. :)
     
  6. Dagless macrumors Core

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    MRU beat me to it, but yea Japanese PS3's will be fine. My cousin imported a load and they all work fine barring the region coded Blurays. Just change language to English and it's all good.
     
  7. tjcampbell thread starter macrumors 6502a

    tjcampbell

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    Thanks though and totally check out MRU's link for BluRay movies as it shows how many are region free. Looking forward to picking mine up!
     

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