I've been looking up on the web to see if the PS3 is region free and I can't get a definite answer.
Can someone clarify if it is region free and that I can import a US version of Sacred 2 and play it on my UK PS3?
Also does it matter what version of the console I have? I have the newer model has this changed the region free compatibility if it is true?
Wana know before I purchase the game.
All the PS3 games are region free. That means it dosent mater where you bought the console, or where you buy your games, they will all be combatible.
There are a few things to be aware of though.
First the games still exist in PAL, or NTSC versions. That means if your are using and older TV wich does not have HDMI, some games will not work correct, you may expirience weird colors, or black white screen or other odd things. If you use a new TV with HDMI there is nothing to worry about. since when using HDMI signals there is no suchs things as PAL, or NTSC.
Second. if you import a game from another region. You must also buy eventual DLC from the store wich your original game is linked with.
Third. Some games have region locked online play. wich means if you import a US game, you will only be able to play online with other people who have the US version.
Fourth. The bluray movies are still region locked. So you cant import US movies to watch on your EU PS3 unless the movie it self is region free.
Just in case you wanted further confirmation, I have an american import of Sonic the Hedgehog. It works without a hitch, don't know about dlc though.
Also, I'm not actually masochistic enough to buy Sonic the Hedgehog let alone pay more to import it. It was a gift.
Sony has managd to have it's cake and eat it too. They want to say that they're the first console manufacturer to go region free but they're still imposing restrictions on that.
Seems a bit deceptive to me.
Sony should upload other regions DLC to the stores as well so people can download it no matter where they have imported from... help there customers not hinder...
eg. they could have DLC USA section and DLC JAPAN section on the EU store for example...