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  1. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Default Will US PS3's work in the UK?

    I have a friend whose dad is going over to the US and wants to know if the console bought over there will work back here because they are so much cheaper. Is the only difference the power lead or are the games in regions like most things? I heard once that there not in regions because they can fit it all on one disk on something (that doesnít make any sense to me but thatís what someone said).

    Would be good if you can help so I can tell him, thanks.
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  2. Speed is offline Can You Feel It?
     
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    Got the following from Wikipedia

    A game console could be imported from the correct region to play imported, region-encoded games. This approach would likely require voltage and/or video converters to prevent damage to the system, and for the video to display correctly. Sony however has banned the import of foreign Playstation 3's into the European Union.
    Sorry for the bad news, possibly some good news below however.

    The PlayStation 3 does not enforce regional lockout on games developed for the platform itself, however backward compatibility modes are region locked. Blu-ray Disc and DVD region codes are also enforced.
    So basically, not allowed to bring in consoles to the UK for some reason, however you are allowed games and they should work if I understand the information correctly

  3. Pherelas is offline I'm Going Slightly mad
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    Right thanks, +rep if I can.

    I'll tell him, he wants it to work as a UK console so he won't bother, there coming down in price now.
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