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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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  • e-ternal1 Mar 17, 2008

    I am from theUS. I have imported a PS2 game from the UK (SNK vs. Capcom: SVC Chaos) because it was the only available vendor with this game. When I try to play it on my PS3, it doesn't work because of region restrictions. How do I solve this problem?

  • Terry64 Mar 31, 2008

    I bought the PS3 in South Africa, but can't play Zone 1 DVD on it. It asks me for regional codes. Any advice>

  • wolfemerald Jun 06, 2008

    have a ps3 bought in australia have movies not copies bought in other countries cant watch them because of region code HHHHHHEEEEEELLLLLLP

  • Anonymous Jul 21, 2008

    Ble Ray disc purchased from overseas won't play on PS3... any solution?



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