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    PS3 games region locked?

    I have an Australian friend here in Canada dat is moving back home in 2 months. She will be buying a PS3 when she gets home and was wondering if PS3 games purchased here in Canada will work on an Australian machine? Thanks.

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    PS3 games are region-free. Canadian discs will work in Aussie consoles and vise-versa.

    DLC from the PS Store however is region-locked. Australian DLC and Canadian discs are not compatible. Using a US or Canadian PSN account with Canadian DLC and disc will be fine, simply match the DLC code with the region code on the box and you're good to go.

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    Almost every PS3 game is not region locked. So you can play a JP or EU game on a NA/US PS3. For example, Demon's Souls has a JP, EU, and NA version but they all can be played an any region PS3.
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    As far as I know the only game that is region locked is Persona 4: Arena
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    No games (to my knowledge) are region-locked, however DLC and multiplayer (in some cases) are region-based.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ant1th3s1s View Post
    PS3 games are region-free. Canadian discs will work in Aussie consoles and vise-versa.

    DLC from the PS Store however is region-locked. Australian DLC and Canadian discs are not compatible. Using a US or Canadian PSN account with Canadian DLC and disc will be fine, simply match the DLC code with the region code on the box and you're good to go.
    I think only the DLC codes are region locked, not the actual DLC. I have lots of Canadian/American DLC on my Korean system and it works fine, but I didn't use codes for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasombra View Post
    I think only the DLC codes are region locked, not the actual DLC. I have lots of Canadian/American DLC on my Korean system and it works fine, but I didn't use codes for them.
    Yeah that's right. The DLC itself will work on any PS3, but it's region-specific. eg Region 1 DLC works with Region 1 games, not Region 4 games.

    The exception is Region 2 <> Region 4 compatibility between UK and AU - we're both considered Europe and most DLC will work.

    The only anomaly I've found is some versions of the UK Uncharted 2 discs don't work with AU DLC. My UK Collector's Edition of Uncharted 2 worked, Kerwan's standard UK edition didn't.

    There's usually a serial code published in the PS Store to tell you which discs are compatible.

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    Only PS3 game in the world thatīs locked is the Persona 4 fighting game. Thank you Atlus, you were my favourite company and bought 90% of all your games (10% of them are pure crap). Now Iīm gonna play your games for free.
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