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February 22nd, 2007, 00:38
If i buy a PS3 from japan from a site that is in english will it be programed in english or i will i have to change a setting and also can i buy english Blue Rays nd PS3 games in england ?

February 22nd, 2007, 01:17
I wouldn't buy a PS3 in the first place lol

February 22nd, 2007, 01:27
your in the wrong section dude but still.

ps3's are multi-regional so they will be able to play all games.

But, who knows, there might be a firmware update soon which means there put into regions.

February 22nd, 2007, 17:12
so what happens if it gets put into regions would i have to buy ps3 games in the UK or Japan?

February 22nd, 2007, 17:53
If the firmware does change to regions, you will need to buy jap games.

As it will technically be a jap console.

I doubt it will happen though.

February 22nd, 2007, 18:05
What about it i buy loads of UK games and then it comes ?

February 22nd, 2007, 18:11
i think all games for the ps3 are region free, but moives are not! so if you get a Japanese ps3 you can only play Asian films

February 22nd, 2007, 19:08
japanese are region 2 and so is the uk.

February 22nd, 2007, 19:45
japanese are region 2 and so is the uk.

your right

REGION 1 -- USA, Canada
REGION 2 -- Japan, Europe, South Africa, Middle East, Greenland
REGION 3 -- S.Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Parts of South East Asia
REGION 4 -- Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (including Mexico)
REGION 5 -- Eastern Europe, Russia, India, Africa
REGION 6 -- China
REGION 7 -- Reserved for Unspecified Special Use
REGION 8 -- Resevered for Cruise Ships, Airlines, etc...
REGION 0 or REGION ALL -- Discs are uncoded and can be played Worldwide, however, PAL discs must be played in a PAL-compatible unit and NTSC discs must be played in an NTSC-compatible unit.

February 22nd, 2007, 20:35
your right

so i would be able to play PS3 games and DVDs even if the region changed :thumbup: im well happy with that i might get mine from japan then

February 22nd, 2007, 21:52
Hey also if i do get my PS3 how would i change the launges because i dont no any japaness :S

February 23rd, 2007, 04:36
Just like PSP...

February 23rd, 2007, 17:21
good good

March 2nd, 2007, 14:12
Like I've said a few times before the standard DVD's for Jap machines is region 2 like Europe but the BlueRay DVD's are region 1 like America, (DVD movie regions are locked). So if you bought a jap PS3 and wanted to watch HD movies you would have to buy jap or yank BlueRay discs.

As for changing the language I don't know.