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Topic # 12555 24-Mar-2007 07:00
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Anyone know if I buy a PS3 in Canada - if it will work in NZ?

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  Reply # 64877 24-Mar-2007 09:55
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I can't tell you if it'll work here but it does appear that PlayStations are specifically listed as not being covered outside the country of purchase by the Sony warranty ( if that's a concern for you.

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  Reply # 64889 24-Mar-2007 14:25
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PS3's BluRay games are not region locked, however the Blu-Ray/DVD movies are region locked. Also, the content of the Blu-Ray games differ depends on which region system it is played on. For example, Resistance: Fall of Man in Japan has all the gory parts censored, however if the same game played on NTSC-A or PAL, it will differ in the content.

So there you go, aside from the warranty as mentioned above, and regional locked Blu-Ray/DVD movies, you are pretty safe to play any games bought from any country on any PS3 system. Also, watch out for the voltage, some devices (to cut the production cost) would sometimes be location specific, so it may be 110v instead of 110v/220v (international).

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