Super NOOB question regarding the PS3

Discussion in 'Video Games and Technology' started by LigerPrime, Apr 6, 2007.

  1. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,581
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    I was wondering if anyone here can confirm with me that the Japanese version of PS3 is able to play both US and Japanese games. Reason I'm asking is because I was thinking of getting Gundam Musou (game seems to be rocking) and I'm afraid that it may not see a US release.
     
  2. pscoop

    pscoop Dead inside

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2006
    Posts:
    5,449
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +7
    Pretty sure the games are universal, but movies are region encoded. But it may just be US and european games work on either system.
     
  3. Fairy Princess

    Fairy Princess Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2004
    Posts:
    4,331
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +0
    PS3 Games are Regionless, but unfortunately PSX and PS2 games are still region coded.
     
  4. Brownstreak

    Brownstreak Banned

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Posts:
    486
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +0
    For 599 dollars it better be region free.
     
  5. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Posts:
    20,799
    News Credits:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +21
    Yes, games are region free.

    The US also happens to be in the same Blu Ray movie territory as Japan, if that interests you.
     
  6. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,581
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    Most interesting...however, both store owners that I spoke too mention that US PS3 machines won't be able to play Japanese PS3 games but the Japanese PS3 would be able to play both US and Japan games. If the latter is true, I will definately settle for the Japanese PS3! :D 
     
  7. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Posts:
    9,234
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +58
    I think it does.

    And wait a sec, it's not released in the US? Because I've seen it on storeshelves here...
     
  8. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2003
    Posts:
    20,799
    News Credits:
    19
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +21
    Gundam Musou has only been released in Japan so far. you probably saw the Gundam game that was in the launch lineup, which was garbage.
     
  9. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    13,306
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    So a US PS3 will play Japanese PS3 games and DVDs?
     
  10. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2002
    Posts:
    15,265
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    282
    Likes:
    +23
    Ebay:
    Just games and Blu-ray Discs are the same region. DVD's are not.
     
  11. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,581
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    Yeah, I have folks telling me to avoid the earlier Gundam game...Musou on the other hand has been getting decent feedbacks...however its only in Japanese...although the game is in Japanese, I'm seriously thinking of getting it...after all, its just a beat-them-up with cool effects and furious game-play...
     
  12. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    13,306
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    That's pretty sweet! Thanks for the info.

    That does make it a little more appealing :) 
     
  13. Shipley

    Shipley No Topic Required

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    1,657
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +4
    The added ability of playing foreign games that are even more expensive doesn't move me yet.

    Its a good idea, putting out a region free system. Lord knows portables have been region free for close to 20 years with no problem.
     
  14. LigerPrime

    LigerPrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 20, 2002
    Posts:
    20,581
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    322
    Likes:
    +53
    Yeah, that's why I posted this question as for Japanese games being more expensive than US games...in the country that I live, the preices of both games are similar...
     
  15. Ra88

    Ra88 Dutchman!

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2004
    Posts:
    9,234
    News Credits:
    21
    Trophy Points:
    247
    Likes:
    +58
    Aah, that explains it. Thanks.
     

Share This Page