USA PS3 Controller on EU PS3

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by Yespah, May 20, 2008.

  1. Yespah macrumors newbie

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    Hey
    Since everything is really cheap in the US right now, I was wondering if it's possible to buy PS3 controllers here and be able to use them on a PS3 from Europe?
    I'm not sure about this because the games won't work from the US and maybe it's the same with the controllers to.
     
  2. spyker3292 macrumors 65816

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    From what I've heard the Japanese controllers work on US so I think they all work in every country.
     
  3. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    They are all the same thing. There is no regional issue with the controller or indeed the ps3 as it in itself is multi-voltage as well.

    Regardless the controllers work without issue which is what you want to know I guess.

    (own a USA and EU PS3)

    Oh and GAMES DO WORK AS THEY ARE REGION FREE!! Just to clear that up as you are under some other misconception.

    So everything works except bluray movies where regional coding exists (on some but not all movies)
     
  4. Yespah thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are you serious?
    Games from the US would work on a EU PS3 as well?
    that would be awesome!
     
  5. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    My Japanese DualShock 3 works great in the USA. So like you said, I'm guessing it will work everywhere else as well.
     
  6. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Replace would with DO!

    Yes the PS3 is region free for games. period! :)
     
  7. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    That is probably the first thing I have seen that would make me get a PS3 and give up my 360.
     
  8. Nermal Moderator

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    What about normal movies? Surely it'll respect the codes on them too.
     
  9. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Sorry yeah your right, except I never think of watching DVD standard on mine :) Basically yeh, movies are regionalised still except if the movie is region free :)
     

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