PS3 Japan / American Version

Discussion in 'Sony PlayStation 1 & 2' started by JSHidaka, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. JSHidaka

    JSHidaka Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    Hi, any1 here have a PS3 "Japanese" version ? I wanna confirm if a Jap version is exactly the same as an american one... Atm im living in Japan till february, and Wanna buy it... but really wanna make sure that is the same.

    Hope someone can answer, Thanks in advance.
  2. ZAFDeltaForce

    ZAFDeltaForce Specialist

    Sep 9, 2006
    Kinda. THe O and X buttons are swapped for menus and stuff.

    For JPN consoles, O is select, while X is cancel

    For US consoles, O is cancel, while X is select.
  3. rithsv

    rithsv Member

    Oct 24, 2009
    They're not exactly the same, but there's really no difference in terms of gameplay and video.
    Both Japan and the US are NTSC and both PS3's are region free (for games).
  4. delta123

    delta123 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 18, 2005
    Hyougo, Japan
    all ps3'S are region free.
    but if you want to play blu-ray you will only be able to play the region A blu-ray discs which is America and Japan only.
  5. JSHidaka

    JSHidaka Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    So in other words is the same to have a JP or an USA version... I could wait till I get back to buy one.. but wanna try to put my hands over a FFXIII Budle, but wanna make sure that everything will be ok when I get back...
  6. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    Well, actually the PS3 it self isn't region free, the PS3 games are. The PS3 won't play any region DVDs, PS2/1(if your PS3 supports them) games, Blu-rays, etc if its not from the region where you bought the PS3.
  7. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

    Mar 16, 2007
    Vancouver, BC
    To add on top of what people said,
    some online contents are IP region locked (meaning you need to connect to PSN with a certain region's IP regardless of the console's region)

    And some games button mapping will follow your console's region instead of the game's region.
    I have a Japanese game that's maps X to OK and O to cancel when played on western consoles, Canadian for example.
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