MY PS3 WILL NOT PLAY MY GAMES IT SAY REGION RESTRICTIONS

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pro912@yahoo.com
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MY PS3 WILL NOT PLAY MY GAMES IT SAY REGION RESTRICTIONS

CAN SOME 1 HELLP ME
WHAT CAN I DO IF IT SAY REGION RESTRICTIONS

I GOT IT FROM JAPAN I AM IN CANADA

Matt Whitlock
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Regional codes are to protect

Regional codes are to protect software makers of DVDs and games from unauthorized distribution of games in foreign countreis. Hardware and software must be the same region code in order for it to work.

The only way you can get a console to play games from a different region is to use a "mod chip' to hack the system. Unfortunately, I'm unaware of any mods for the PS3 yet, so your best bet is to try and return your Japanese PS3 and purchase one from your area.

pro912@yahoo.com
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will i can not return is so i

will i can not return is so i dont no what to do now
did thay make a mod chip as yet?

pro912@yahoo.com
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ok thankshow much do u think

ok thanks
how much do u think i can get for it?

Matt Whitlock
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Given the demand is still

Given the demand is still relatively high, you should be able to recoup a good portion of the retail price... though you'd fetch more if it were unopened.

I'd shoot for 350 or so (US) for the 20GB model, 450 or so (US) for the 60GB model. Again, those are just estimates; you'll have to figure out what you're comfortable with.

Matt Whitlock
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You're welcome! Keep us

You're welcome! Keep us posted on your progress. We'd love to follow your story every step of the way, all the way to a Playstation 3 you can use.

jd75125
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I feel your agony friend.

I feel your agony friend. Though it can still play PS3 games from anywhere. Only prob is that it won't play PS2 and PS1 games due to the region restrictions. Mine is from Japan too, no probs playing NTSC U/C PS3 games though. But my heart cracked in half when I found out that it won't play my American PS2 & PS1 game collection! SAD SAD SAD! I hope that they find out how to make mod chips soon!

pro912@yahoo.com
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lol i just found out that it

lol i just found out that it can play ps3 games so i took it out the box back going out to cee it i can get a game or 2

Ayumi Namae
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I don't like people who makes

I don't like people who makes modification chips. It's illegal and mustn't be promoted. In cooperation lies our hope. Hackers have mistaken. They're wrong. We must find the strength to correct them. I don't promote piracy. I hope you'll understand my concern.

Matt Whitlock
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Ayumi Namae said:

Ayumi Namae said:
I don't like people who makes modification chips. It's illegal and mustn't be promoted. In cooperation lies our hope. Hackers have mistaken. They're wrong. We must find the strength to correct them. I don't promote piracy. I hope you'll understand my concern.

I certainly agree with you, and also do not promote software or game piracy through the use of mod chips (though defeating copy protection safeguards is often a side effect to chipping a system). In all fairness, however, chipping a system to bypass regional restrictions is not the same as playing pirated software. There are many titles exclusive to a particular region that people in other regions want to play (normally, a lot of the really cool Japanese games that never make it to the US). People often chip their systems to play these games, but they still buy the game from an importer. 

It's not the technology that's outright bad, it's what people do with it that makes it so. If region restrictions were lifted, a lot less people would have interest in modding consoles. 

the don
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my ps3 will not read the

my ps3 will not read the games, why is this? and everthing else works

Pick001
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[QUOTE=Ayumi Namae]I don't

[QUOTE=Ayumi Namae]I don't like people who makes modification chips. It's illegal and
mustn't be promoted. In cooperation lies our hope. Hackers have
mistaken. They're wrong. We must find the strength to correct them. I
don't promote piracy. I hope you'll understand my concern.[/QUOTE]

 

Well, what you fail to understand is most of the time, mod chips and "hacks" usually used to unlock thoes silly region restrictions on games and DVDs, which isn't illegal if you bought them.

 

"Hacks" or custom firmware also open up the possibility for software developers who aren't big enough for Sony or Microsoft to recognize them, to showcase their abilities in new games (albiet simple ones) and software that no one has thought of yet. I have a "hacked" PSP that I run programs that let me connect to my IM servers and listen to music more efficently, not to play pirated games.

natalie_notech
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i am looking into buying a

i am looking into buying a ps3 from china, but i will soon be coming home to the uk!!

im a bit of a film fanatic so will be wanting to buy blue ray dvds when i get home! will my chinese ps3 be able to play these formats or are there region restrictions?

if so are there any mod chips on the market yet that i can use to get round this problem and if so where would i buy them from??

thanks guys..........by the way a quick reply would be really helpful as i am leaving soon and want to know whether i should try and sell it before i go.

thanks xxxx

Pick001
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I would wait to buy one from

I would wait to buy one from the UK which only runs EUR games and movies, which is probably what you are going to be buying anyway.

mychemgreg
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i have one problem. i have a

i have one problem. i have a region 2 ps3 which i buy in spain. and im in the Philippines rigth now. i want to buy a game which is under region 3. will my ps3 accept this game disc or not? i dont want to waste my money thats why am askin and i realy love the game that am gonna buy. thanks alot!

hope someone out there answer my question

Pick001
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I don't know my friend. I

I don't know my friend. I doubt it, seeing as how big game developers have to control EVERYTHING!

blank
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i have an old playstation one

i have an old playstation one game called the legend of dragoon ive had for a while and it says it wont play cuz of region restrictions it sukz

macknife
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I brought madden 10 for the

I brought madden 10 for the ps2 and want to play it on a ps3, any ideas?

macknife
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I brought madden 10 for ps2

I brought madden 10 for ps2 and want tio play it on a ps3, any ideas?

greeknick
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I live in Europe and I bought

I live in Europe and I bought a game from USA, a Ps1 game wich I love " Herc's Adventures " but I can't play it on Ps3 due to " region restrictions"... I also have a Ps2, can I play it on my Ps2? Or can I buy a chip for my Ps2 and play my favorite game??? Please answer back I need information! Thanks!

andreina
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Hi guys , im in a bit of a

Hi guys , im in a bit of a hurry and need mayor help,my boyfriend's bday is comming soon and I want to get him a PS3 game that is not yet for sale in my country
I found online several versions of the game but I need to know which region should I get , looks like some games are region 3/1/2 and even found one that said region free, honestly I dont want to spend $75 on a product that will be send from Singapour to USA and then shipped to Costa Rica to finally found out I got him the wrong region and have to return it .
So how can I check to make sure which region is a PS3 just by looking at it ?? he does not have the original box as far as I am concern , is there any way inside dunno system menu / preferences/ tech specs or something as well inside the console ?

Thanks alooootttttttt

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andreina said: Hi guys , im in a bit of a hurry and need mayor help,my boyfriend's bday is comming soon and I want to get him a PS3 game that is not yet for sale in my country I found online several versions of the game but I need to know which region should I get , looks like some games are region 3/1/2 and even found one that said region free, honestly I dont want to spend $75 on a product that will be send from Singapour to USA and then shipped to Costa Rica to finally found out I got him the wrong region and have to return it . So how can I check to make sure which region is a PS3 just by looking at it ?? he does not have the original box as far as I am concern , is there any way inside dunno system menu / preferences/ tech specs or something as well inside the console ? Thanks alooootttttttt

 

The answer is, unfortunately, not exactly clear cut and "may" vary by game. The short answer is that most PS3 games are not region coded and can be played on any PS3 console, although PSN features and DLC will not funtion in most cases because those will vary by region. Furthermore, you may run into PAL/NTSC issues depending on how the PS3 is connected to the display.

See this thread for more.

My advice to you is that if they are planning to release this game in his country down the road, I'd hold off until then; particularly if there's an online component.

geibeb ps3
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i have problem with my ps3,

i have problem with my ps3, it can not play ps2. is here not other way sony can do to upgrade its market.cause the economy is to high. thanks

praxied
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The link below displays

The link below displays region codes by geographical area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:DVD-Regions_with_key-2.svg

Won't get into the wither-tos and why-fors as no-one running into this problem really cares about the reasons for the restrictions. Suffice it to say you can mod your PS3, and run the risk of losing PSN access if their system detects the mod, or you can limit yourself to only games distributed for the same region as your PS3 came from.

There is always a chance that, in the process of modding the PS3, something gets broken or the chip is defective and the PS3 gets damaged, but the practice seems wide spread so the risk would appear minimal. Just something to be aware of if you go this route. Your PS3 will no longer be covered by warranty if you mod it so any such work is going to mean you can no longer get Sony to fix or replace it if something goes wrong. Depending on your location and relative confidence/knowledge that may not be relevant to you either though.

 

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