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Playstation 2 I bought 3 playstation games High School Musical 3, Bas fishing and a hunting game when on holiday in New York. I live in South Africa. They dont work. Not compatable. can I do something?

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If you bought your PS2 where you live then you have a region code problem ..Please make sure the Region Code of the software matches that of the North American PlayStation 2 system. Only discs (games and movies) coded with regions "1" or "All" will work on a North American PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Consumers residing in the United States or Canada must use a North American PlayStation 2 console in order to view "Region 1" content.

this is same for yours too..

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

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    Anthony Armstrong Jan 03, 2008

    yup sorry =(.... did some more re-search ../ but game on im sure you might find the ones ya want some where on line..good luck

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Hey thomas952,

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