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Ps3 region codes

I have a ps3 which I purchased in south africa, I am unable to play Zone 1 dvd's (region 1, USA) how do I get my PS3 to play region 1 dvd's?

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How to play dvd+ and - on the PS3 snd how to make it play PS2 games

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I live in South Africa and bought a PS3 Baseball game. It works in my PS2 but not in the PS3, because of the zone code. What is the correct zone code

I assume you bought a PS2 game that works on your PS2 system but not on your PS3 system since a PS3 game will never work on a PS2.

Since not all PS3 systems can play PS2 games, you need to first check the model number of your PS3 system. If you look at the back of your PS3, there should be a serial number somewhere that starts with "CECH", followed by one more letter and a couple numbers (e.g. "CECHC02"). Unless the model number starts with "CECHA", "CECHB", "CECHC", or "CECHE", you won't be able to play PS2 games on your PS3.

If your PS3 can play PS2 games, then you need to make sure that the region of the PS2 game matches the region of your PS3. The region of the PS2 game can be found in the upper-right corner of the front of the box the game came in. The four regions are: "NTSC U/C", "NTSC J", "NTSC C", and "PAL".

Once you know the model number of the PS3 and the region of the PS2 game, you can tell if the PS2 game should work on the PS3. Use the following chart to determine if your game and system are compatible:

Last two digits of your PS3 model number: Playable PS2 game region
00: NTSC J
01: NTSC U/C
02: PAL
03: PAL
04: PAL
05: NTSC J
06: NTSC J
07: NTSC J
08: PAL
09: NTSC C
11: NTSC U/C
12: NTSC J

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When i try to play a dvd on my ps3 its telling me region code not found

hi there,
the ps3 will only play dvd's from your region(e.g. region 1 usa, 2 europe etc..) So depending on where you got your dvd, if it's not the region as your ps3, the ps3 will not play the dvd. however the ps3 will play blu-rays and games from anywhere in the world as it plays region-free blu-ray discs. I know it's a pain in the neck, but you will have to find a region free dvd player to play that dvd. Hope this helps.

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

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My ps3 is not playing any original dvds code 3 and code 2 what should i do?

PS3's are dvd region specific meaning that if it was made in north america it will only play dvd's in region one. The dvds in these region codes are not compatible with a region 1 device which your ps3 is. 2 Europe (except Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus), Middle East, Egypt, Japan, South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, French overseas territories, Greenland 3 Southeast Asia, South Korea, Republic of China (Taiwan), Hong Kong, MacauAlso the reason they have these codes is so that they can limit what goes out to each region, so certain content can be viewable in what is legal in that region. My recommendation is to sadly, repurchase the dvds anywhere in North America and they'll compatible.

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Will a playstation 3 bought in USA work in South Africa

Yes, but it simply depends on the games region codes as the PS3 (US) uses NTSC while the South African games may us PAL.

Feb 01, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Bought a DVD in South Africa, it will not play on Playstation 3 from New Zealand. Do not know code for Multi Zone

DVD drives in PS3 are not Multi Zone drives. there is no solution for your ? besides to by the game from some where in New Zealand.

Jan 18, 2010 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Baught my PS3 in the sates dont wanna play south african dvds and games

Please go through the booklet provided with your PS3. It will show you what type of DVDs it can play. Make sure that the South African DVDs you are playing are compatible with the one listed in the booklet. Best is to play Blue ray DVD which are slightly expansive but are regional code free. They can be played on PS3 without any hitch.

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American PS3 in South Africa

Hey thomas952,

While they may not be region-coded, PS3 consoles and games sold within the United States are going to be NSTC compliant, instead of the PAL format used in the United Kingdom and South Africa. What this means is that in order for any game to display properly (or even operate) it must be purchased from the same region of the world as the console itself - NTSC games can only be played on NTSC consoles.

Hope this helps you out.

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PS3 region

This may be a problem with your ps3 as they are region free. mine is from china and plays all british games fine and blu ray movies email sony @
hope this helps!!

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