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A friend of mine in Europe wants me to buy him a couple PS3 games and ship them over to Europe since games are very expensive there.

I know that Xbox games are region locked but I am not sure about the PS3. Would American games work on a European console, and European games on an American console?

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No, I've got a US copy of Disgaea 3 and it's not region locked (UK console). Neither is Catherine, as I have a US copy of that, too. smile.gif
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Yes PS3 games are region free.
But there are SOME (very few) games that don't contain info for both NTSC and PAL.
Edited by insomnia9669 - 10/15/11 at 11:11am
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Thanks for fast response. Will multiplayer and everything work as well?

Also, what about American blue ray films on a European console?

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For BluRay movies the PS3 isn't region free. There are however some region free movies, you would have to check your specific movie I guess.
I would assume everything works region free for games, including MP. But your DLC is all local
Edited by insomnia9669 - 10/15/11 at 11:20am
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post #6 of 12
DLC is usually (always?) region locked, so you'll have to buy it from PSN for whatever region the game is from.
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DLC is indeed region locked. With regards to imported games and pretty much all blu-ray movies I know from personal experience that if you have an old CRT (ie: fat) TV that does not support 60Hz, you'll be watching your blu-ray movies and playing your NTSC region games in black and white and a somewhat distorted image.

Edit: DLC from European PSN works with games from all across Europe though (ie: a game bought in the UK works with DLC bought in the Belgian Playstation Store)
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PS3 games aren't region locked but DLC is.
    
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PS3 games aren't region locked but DLC is.

This, but some games also have region lock for multiplayer. For example metal gear online does. If you buy an american copy you play on the us servers and eu on eu etc.
 
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BluRays movies are region locked. PS3 games are not.
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