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PS2 games I have a japanese model PS3 and can't get it to play my PS2 games, can you help?? I think we need to change the region code but I don't know how to do this.

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Hi,

Your Japanese PS3 can only play Japanese PS2 games. It's not region free like the PS3 games. Sorry...

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