Asia PSP??

Discussion in 'PSP - Games & Content' started by Yanazake, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. Yanazake
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    Okay, this is serious... I bought a PSP 2000 and it's coming from China.

    I have just one question: Can this PSP run american or european games, even if a CFW is needed for that?
    I need an answer ASAP, so if it's negative, I can send it back and get refunds on it for "not meeting my requirements".
     
  2. Jamstruth

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    PSPs are region free to my understanding like all good portables (region incompatibility had to do with TV encoding s there's no problems on portable consoles due to LCD screens)
     
  3. Yanazake
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    Jamstruth, thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    That's what I belive too, but there's the PSX in PSP Eboot thing - I heard that some games can't be played due to that same TV encoding thing!

    Also, the seller says that "it plays all games, but don't play american umd movies" - from that I understand that movies to watch directly from the umd like if it was a normal DVD won't work, as if from a different region. [region 1, 4, 5 and so on...]

    I'm still researching on this, so I don't have to waste more than necessary if I can't play what I want on it...

    Please, everyone, share some light with me!
     
  4. retiredjerk

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    umd region locking is correct but a custom firmware can get around this. all games are region free though
     
  5. Jamstruth

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    Being in a PAL region and having converted quite a few PS1 games for my PSP I can safely say that the ones I have tried have all worked perfectly. I believe the most that can happen is the screen being cut off because of the different numbers of lines in PAL compared to NTSC.
    I don't know BRazil's region but since it is in South America I would guess it is NTSC so the games should convert perfectly as the emulator is based for running NTSC games (Japan is NTSC-J)
     
  6. Yanazake
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    Ok, this is great! Thanks a bunch!
    Now I know I have to kill someone who said it wouldn't run anything... ¬¬