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Offline Bkeela

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PS3 Backward Compatibility + No Region Lock = Importer's Dream?
« on: September 29, 2006, 06:55:01 pm »
News is that the PS3 will not be region locked.  As there will also be backward compatibility with past games, does this mean I will be able to play imported PS2 games on an unmodified PS3 console?  If so, how will this gel between PAL and NTSC regions?

I hope the no region news isn't quashed like the rumours the Wii was going to be region free.



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Re: PS3 Backward Compatibility + No Region Lock = Importer's Dream?
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006, 12:32:36 am »
I doubt this will work.
The 360 isn't region locked either, but its games are.  So while you can import some games, most of them still won't work.

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Re: PS3 Backward Compatibility + No Region Lock = Importer's Dream?
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2006, 07:24:57 am »
I doubt this will work.
The 360 isn't region locked either, but its games are. So while you can import some games, most of them still won't work.

Right. They have to leave it as optional, otherwise they'll really annoy a lot of third-party publishers that don't want Region Free thrust upon them.
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Re: PS3 Backward Compatibility + No Region Lock = Importer's Dream?
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2006, 06:53:22 pm »
'scuse me for my ignorance...but what does 'region free' mean? Is it that you can't buy a game in Europe and play it on a USA 360?

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Re: PS3 Backward Compatibility + No Region Lock = Importer's Dream?
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2006, 08:08:10 pm »
'scuse me for my ignorance...but what does 'region free' mean? Is it that you can't buy a game in Europe and play it on a USA 360?

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