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Topic # 55327 30-Dec-2009 09:45
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Hi, I've recently purchased a ps3 = nice..

Are there any problems with buying used ps3 games? I'm thinking off trademe or ebgames.
- DLC restrictions?
- Online play restrictions?
- Any games particularly affected?

FYI: I'm not to worried about scratching - blurays seem pretty impervious to scratches..

Thanks!

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  Reply # 286018 30-Dec-2009 09:52
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If you're buying secondhand or used collector's edition or special edition with DLC, and if they're used (or not expired) then you won't get them as it is locked to the activated profile/PSN account.

All other things are alright.




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  Reply # 286021 30-Dec-2009 10:12
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Great, so if i purchase a game it should be fine for online play and i can still purchase DLC for it? The only thing that'll be affected is if there was any free DLC with the game?

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  Reply # 286023 30-Dec-2009 10:40
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Yes that is correct!

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  Reply # 286024 30-Dec-2009 10:43
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On a side note, the PS3 games are not region restricted so you can buy games from US and Japan regions (quite possible on TradeMe) but the DLC can often be on a per-region basis. For example, the US version of Buzz DLC will only work for versions that belong to that region (The game disc serial numbers are mentioned in the PSN as SLES-xxxx or SLUS-xxxx for PAL and US territories respectively).



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  Reply # 286031 30-Dec-2009 11:18
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Thanks guys, much appreciated - time to start buying some used ps3 games on Trademe!!

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  Reply # 286120 30-Dec-2009 18:00
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do any of you use an external HD? and if so was it easy to connect with ps3? and once you have a external does that automatically become your primary harddrive? or can i use both at once?


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  Reply # 286122 30-Dec-2009 18:04
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Games doesn't install onto the external drive, you can use external drive for media and photos but not for game data at all.




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  Reply # 286206 31-Dec-2009 03:54
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And the external drive will need to be in FAT32
Won't read NTFS partitions.

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  Reply # 286215 31-Dec-2009 08:15
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monila023: do any of you use an external HD? and if so was it easy to connect with ps3? and once you have a external does that automatically become your primary harddrive? or can i use both at once?




To further clarify the previous responses to your question: Assuming you have ensured that the drive is capable and formattted for FAT32, and it is your 'standard external' USB drive you literally just plug it in to a free USB plug slot on the PS3 and away you go.

To get around the issue of not being able to store games on your external HDD you can also remove your original internal HDD and replace it with a bigger one, again assuming that it is the right form factor. This is really a breeze, requiring the removal of a few screws, and doesn't void your warranty. You will need to use the backup and restore facility on the XMB before removing the smaller original HDD.

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