I live in america and bought a used japanese ps3 off someone.
When i go to play american games i go to the menu and click play then it show the play station 3 beging part it shows when you go to play for a sec and then goes black then blue and shows video 1 in the corner. I can still hear the game but i cant play it. One japanese game it came with runs fine. I tryed playing around with the video settings. The menu works fine to
It's because your trying to play american games on a japanese system. See the japanese system is different because of not only how much Power it needs to function (I'd be wary about that btw) as well that a Japanese PS3 can only play Japanese PS3 games. American games wont work for it.
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All the PS3 games are region free. That means it dosent matter
where you bought the console, or where you buy your games, they will all
There are a few things to be aware of
First the games still exist in PAL, or NTSC
versions. That means if your are using and older TV witch does not have
HDMI support, some games will not work correct, you may experience off colors,
or black white screen or other odd things. If you use a new TV with
HDMI there is nothing to worry about. since using HDMI signals
there is no suchs things as PAL, or NTSC. (this i got while surfing the net...don't know if its true)
import a game from another region. You must also buy DLC from
that region. meaning if you bought a japanese game you'll have to buy a japanese dlc. if you buy an american dlc or any other dlc it won't work. so buying other region games almost guarantees that you won't be playing any dlc for that game unless you know how to set up psn account in those regions. that part is easy but setting up an account so that you can buy is not since it'll ask for credit card info and it has to match with your billing address....i.e. you are setting up a japanese account but using a uk address for credit card billing... wont work
Some games have region locked online play. witch means if you import a US
game, you will only be able to play online with other people who have
the US version.
finally The bluray movies are still region
locked. you will be able to find some that are not. so unless you find those that are not region locked you will not be able to watch US movies on your UK PS3. of course this goes for dvd too since they are all region coded
Hey nnaughton1, Unfortunately, the problem that you're encountering is most likely the difference in broadcasting standards between Europe and North America/Japan. North American and Japanese PS3's and games are made to be NTSC-format complaint, as that is the broadcasting standard used in those areas. In Europe however, the PAL format is used instead, so PS3's and games sold there are generally PAL-compliant. In order for a game to function correctly on any console, it should be in the same format as the console itself. Please keep in mind that while PS3 games may be “region-free,” Sony does not currently provide official support for NTSC/PAL conversion on PS3 consoles. Hope this helps you out. Sincerely, Aaron Go Ahead. Use Us.
The pal ps2 games and dvds will not play on a Japanese ps3 due to region coding. You can play all ps3 games and blu ray films because they do not use region coding. Some games will also play differently on a ps3, for example, Uncharted: Drakes Fortune (I highly recommend the game) will not have any blood on a Japanese ps3. The region coding feature can not be changed/modified. I would recommend returning Japanese ps3 and purchasing a European model instead if that is possible. Bon chance.
The problem with that is the PS3 that you bought is tuned for Japanese dvds and games, You may have to get your PS3 modded to support the French games. However I am unaware of the legality of having your PS3 modded.
yes...there is...u need to make sure the games you buy r regional to japan ps3....u cant play american games on japanese ps3....its regionaly restricted......Sony warned all those people who think they can get a cheap ps3 outside North america