Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


188 posts

Master Geek


Topic # 12555 24-Mar-2007 07:00
Send private message

Anyone know if I buy a PS3 in Canada - if it will work in NZ?

[Moderator (chiefie): Moved the topic/post to Gaming section.]

Create new topic
588 posts

Ultimate Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 64877 24-Mar-2007 09:55
Send private message

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 (http://www.sonyservice.co.nz/touristwarranty.asp?sm=4) if that's a concern for you.




Post-geek, opinionated mediaphile, and natural born cynic. Jack of all genres, master of none.

I iz your trusted friend
5806 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 140

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 64889 24-Mar-2007 14:25
Send private message

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).




Internet is my backyard...

 

«Geekzone blog: Tech 'n Chips Takeaway» «Personal blog: And then...»

 

Please read the Geekzone's FUG

 


Create new topic

Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.