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# 19732 28-Feb-2008 13:04
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Will a PS3 bought in Singapore work in NZ?
And will I be able to play games bought in NZ on it?

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  # 113533 28-Feb-2008 13:13
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Games will be fine. but BluRay and DVD will be region-locked.

Best advice is, if you're going for BluRay and DVD movies... get where you'll use it most. If for games and media center stuff, it is irrelevant where you get it from.




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  # 113548 28-Feb-2008 14:32
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chiefie: Games will be fine. but BluRay and DVD will be region-locked.

Remember, not all distributors are using the region-coding.  According to Blu-Ray Stats, ~66% of current releases are coded for all regions, although this does depend on the releasing studio e.g. Sony tends to use the region-coding whereas Warners doesn't.




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# 113551 28-Feb-2008 14:38
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chiefie: Games will be fine. but BluRay and DVD will be region-locked.



Best advice is, if you're going for BluRay and DVD movies... get where you'll use it most. If for games and media center stuff, it is irrelevant where you get it from.


Not 100% correct but close to it.

Experience has shown that some downloadable add-on content for overseas bought games will not work. For example, if you puchased Warhawk from the US to run on your NZ bought PS3 the game itself would work fine. However when you came to install the recent 1.2 patch people often found that (patch) wouldn't work in NZ. It appears that there is some localisation of downloadable content based on the marketing region. If you are interested in add-on bonus downloadable content and keeping your games up-to-date I would recommend purchasing the game in NZ. Economics may dictate otherwise though.

There are some quite detailed discussions about this on the AUS/NZ official Playstation forums.

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  # 113553 28-Feb-2008 14:44
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I'm not really a fan of regional-locking scheme... it's stupid and it doesn't make sense except controlling people's freedom and maximising their pockets.

Anyhow, I would purchase a localised stuff if I know I can get it, sure may be a bit more expensive but other factors considered, it is probably wiser in longer run. Like warranty and contents etc.

For things like laptops, cameras, portable stuff... they all be cheaper outside of NZ. cellphone, if you don't want customised content, and pretty good in getting configuration yourself, then cheaper to get elsewhere. TV and other devices that quite depend on region that you bought from, and differ ever so slightly to where your destination may be, I'd advice people get them when you've landed.




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  # 114249 2-Mar-2008 22:33
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chiefie: TV and other devices that quite depend on region that you bought from, and differ ever so slightly to where your destination may be


this is particularly infuriating when trying to research tvs to buy. i swear for every different region there'll be 3 or 4 different features as well as numbers or letters in the product code just to make comparisons that much more annoying. how simplistic the world would be if there was one universal standard for everything electronic. damn i'm drooling... Tongue out

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