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Are Playstation 3's region free?

Hi, Been told they are been told that they are not. Whose right? Thanks

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Re: Are Playstation 3's region free?

Ps3's are region free for gaming, However, certain functionality specific to the game title may be disabled and unreliable if your game is not from the same region as your playstation 3 system. the blueray dvd will only play your specific country region film dvd discs.

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How do you make your PS3 region free

unfortunately you can, each system is hard wire for each region. They do sell region free games, they're normally located in Australia, good prices in


Aug 28, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console


Playstation2 Region Free Fix

Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player Region Free Fix


Would you like to unlock your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player to Region Free?

There is more than one model of PS2, and more than one PS2 DVD player module. For some models or modules, only a Messiah 2 or Magic 2 chip installation will make them region free. However, many can be made region free, for free.

Follow these steps to unlock your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player:

  1. Press and hold CIRCLE, RIGHT, L1
  2. Press and hold L3 and push the stick in hard
  3. Boot into the PS2 browser without a CD/DVD in the tray
  4. Press CIRCLE and R1 on the DVD
  5. Hold RIGHT until a menu appears
  6. Press CIRCLE and R1 again
  1. Load the DVD into the PS2
  2. At the browser screen, select the CD icon the press and hold SQUARE then CIRCLE until the DVD menu appears, holding both buttons all of the time
  3. Either select the PLAY icon or the MOVIE START icon

Your Sony Playstation 2 DVD Player is now Region Free.

I hope that helps.

on May 02, 2010 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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I bought my ps3 from USA and got some game disc from Australia (region 4) it doesn't work,a message pops up when i press start (cannot play on current video settings, but i was told that ps3 games are...

PS3 games are region locked to the Blu-Ray standards where the game was bought. I doubt that Sony will change this, because they are one of the major backers behind the region standards. Your best bet to play the game is to softmod your PS3 (risky) or to hardmod it with a modchip (vaguely illegal, warranty voiding, ect.)

Mar 16, 2011 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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My mom sent me a music DVD from South Africa. I live in Perth WA. The DVD will not play on my DVD player or Playstation 3. It states: The region code is incorrect?

you are playin a dvd drom a different region.
For example Australia and RSA have different DVD regions. this page will show you the regions of different places.
You could get a region free dvd player, OR you could install "slysoft any dvd" to your PC as this lets your PC dvd drive run region free.

Jan 03, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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I have american ps3 can i play europian gams on it (ntsc/pal?????)

Like the PSP, the PlayStation 3 is region free for gaming. All games available for the PlayStation 3 are region free, however backward compatibility modes (ie. PlayStation 1 and 2 games) are region locked. Blu-ray Disc and DVD region codes are also enforced.


May 04, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Code to play other zones DVD's

For Games... PS3 is region free, for DVDs Movies or other, region code is 5 for INDIA, also to make region free, get the region code converted to 0.

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Ps2 action replay wont work on 60gb ps3

The Playstation (R) 3 has most likely been patched. I find it knocks back not only Action Replay but XPLODER also (The EU version of Gameshark) both for PS2 it is likely that SONY has blocked it out to stop consumers playing region locked dvd movies. So if you in UK you can only play Region 2 PAL dvd's, if you in the us, you can only play Region 1 NTSC dvds. If in AUS, you can only play Region 4 Dvd Disc....etc.... AR Max had a feature to bypass this problem, thus why sony has probably patched against it. As for a solution I am also searching for one, truth be told, I don't think there is one.

You should boot up your codes on your PS2, then the game.
Save your game.
Then copy your save game to your PS3.

Hope this helps.

Feb 06, 2009 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Ps3 sony console

Region 3 will not play region 2 need to either buy the PS3 from your region or buy disks from region 3.

May 31, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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DVD region code lock unlocking on PS3

this is a link to a blog for firmware update.
I don't know if this will solve the problem, but there are people on that site who may be able to.

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