HI, i bought a new game not knowing about the regional lock and now it wont play! i have english ps2 slimline and i bought a second hand 'monster hunter 2 'dos'' from ebay and i need to know how to bypass the systems regional code! i tryed buying an american or japanese ps2 off of ebay too but they are all to expensive for me! please help me with the regional lock!
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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
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.