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14 May 2007
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Hi,

I've got a Japanese PS3 console. I don't have a HD TV (nor can afford one!) I can play R:FoM and Virtua Tennis on it, but not Tiger Woods or Oblivion, the error message is because my the PS can't run the game in HD mode.

I was wondering if people have come across other PAL games that work on a Japanese PS3 (without HD tv), like Resistance and Oblivion.

If not, should imported games work fine?

Thanks for your help!
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Why did you get a Japanese Console and not a Euro one, other than because they are cheap??
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Patience is a vitrue :D lol Yeah, Oblivion is PAL and will only work on EU PS3's. You will have to import games from Japan unless they are region free. Blu-Ray films are ok at the moment because they are region free
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yeah basically. I had the chance to get a Japanese console with two games for £300, so I snapped it up.

But that's by the by anyway.

Are there any lists of games are available?
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You will have to import games from Japan unless they are region free. Blu-Ray films are ok at the moment because they are region free games are region free blu ray films are not. there are some blu ray films that are region free but most seem to not be. as for the games not working i think its some thing to do with the the resolution on pal tvs being different to the japanese ones, to get around this all you have to do is buy a hdtv :( sorry thats the only way i know that you can get arround it.
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I just did a quick search on google, couldn't really find a 'list' as such..

Best bet is typing it in in eBay, and checking out some jap games on there.. There are quite a few people with Jap ps3's here, so there must be an easy way to get games. Best of luck :gr8:
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Patience is a vitrue :D lol

Yeah, Oblivion is PAL and will only work on EU PS3's.

You will have to import games from Japan unless they are region free.
Blu-Ray films are ok at the moment because they are region free

You got that the other way around. Most PS3 games are region free, Blu-Ray movies are all region coded so far.
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I did exhaust the google search engine myself before I bothered you all, thought you lot might know something else though!

Thanks for the help, I'll need the luck.
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games are region free...

They must be region.. Oblivion was released under Ubisoft for it's PAL version.. Why bother making a specific PAL version if theyre supposed to be region free??


Sorry, I'm not trying to sound cocky lol, I want to know myself.. ;)
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You got that the other way around. Most PS3 games are region free, Blu-Ray movies are all region coded so far. no all a region locked, i have house of flying daggeres from america and that works fine on my ps3, there is a site some where that list films that are region free and a lot of them are at the moment. as for importing games try yes asia.
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They must be region.. Oblivion was released under Ubisoft for it's PAL version.. Why bother making a specific PAL version if theyre supposed to be region free?? Sorry, I'm not trying to sound cocky lol, I want to know myself.. ;) lol thats cool i dont think your being cocky ;). i have a uk ps3 and a copy of railfan (i wanted a japanese game so had to get some thing stubid :)) on the box it says that is japanese just it works fine on my uk ps3. its the same with the psp i have a lot of asian america and uk psp games that all have different regions on but they all work fine. as i said before i think its the resolution of the your tv and nothing to do with the region coding.
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so, even if I import the game from USA it won't work because I don't have a HD TV?
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PAL games that work on JP/US machine on SDTV (576):


  • Fight Night
  • Resistance
  • Virtua Tennis
  • Virtua Fighter
  • Sonic
  • FEAR
  • Ridge Racer
  • Genji


Doesn't work:


  • Oblivion
  • Tiger Woods
  • Call Of Duty 3
  • Tekken 5 (from the Store)


Anything that you import from Asia or America will work.
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so, even if I import the game from USA it won't work because I don't have a HD TV? bump. i dont really know 100% about full games, but i do know of other ps3 users on this forum that have downloaded demos from the american psn store but they would only play in black and white on there SDtvs.
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alex and lobster, you have been very helpful (Alex especially, I owe you).

Cheers guys :D
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I think you have just been BORATed ! ;)
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sorry to bump this thread, but is there anywhere we can get a comprehensive list of games that work and don't work?

Or, will NBA 2k7 work? :D
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My brother has a Japanese PS3. All games work, he uses UK games and use a US games and they all work.
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