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American PS3 in South Africa

Will an american ps3 work with south african bought games. apparently south african zones are the same as in england. please can you email me on thomas@aspivia.com

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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.

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I live in d uk but now back in south africa back on holiday and now try use ps3 on my mom south africa tv and not work i try 3cable n buy a new tv n still not work why is that

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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