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Can a PAL Game be Played on Japanese (NTSC) PS3 console?

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  • sam4ann Feb 17, 2009

    As it turns out, the PS3 is not region locked for games!

    I decided to try and it works!

    The PAL game work great with my Japan's PS3.

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No. All PS3s are region locked. The PS3 will play games that matches its programmed region.

Since you have a Japanese (NTSC) PS3, it only plays Japanese (NTSC) games

That PAL game you have will only work on a PAL PS3.

Posted on Feb 14, 2009

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