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    American PS3 - would it work here?

    A friend of mine has recently moved to America and I'm thinking of asking him to buy a PS3 for me and send it over as it would be considerably cheaper than buying one here.

    I know there would be an issue of import tax but there are ways and means around that.

    I read somewhere that PS3's are no longer region specific so there wont be an issue of game compatibility but what I am concerned about is the power cord.

    Obviously the American power cord wouldn't work here. Does anyone know if its a simple case of exchanging the power cord from a 2 pin to a 3 pin type of plug or is there something that would need changing inside the PS3?

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    It will work with a power supply adapter (Kinda thing you buy when you go on holiday to spain, but the ones americans would buy if they were coming here) Only downside would be you can only play american games and dvd's etc due to America being a different region i.e. R1!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave_coupe View Post
    Only downside would be you can only play american games and dvd's etc due to America being a different region i.e. R1!

    thats the one!
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    I'm pretty sure I have read somewhere that the PS3 is not region specific though.
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    Your right Jus the PS3 isn't region specific, so any games from anywhere in the world will work on it.

    It also plays both PSOne and PS2 games.

    Can you get two sent over?

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    I have chipped mine ( simple as pie and only needed for the DVD playing )... Also, dont bother..... A MAJOR dissapointment compared to the Xbox 360..

    I got one from the states when they came out and compared to my 360 its poo..

    Quote Originally Posted by dave_coupe View Post
    Only downside would be you can only play american games and dvd's etc due to America being a different region i.e. R1!
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    True, there are no regions for the games, but if you want to watch films on it you'll have to stick to American discs or get it chipped.

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    The PSone and PS2 games will have to be american too if you want to play them.

    Sploodge, how is it a dissapointment?

    I think its awesome, Resistance: Fall of Man is great, as is Motorstorm. Once they get the playstion online thing sorted out it'll be better than the 360.

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    All the hype about it prior to release made it sound like the best thing since SEX..

    And having owned an Xbox 360 prior to getting a PS3 I was expecting it to be better... Its not hence a dissapointment...

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    Sploodge, how is it a dissapointment? .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sploodge View Post
    All the hype about it prior to release made it sound like the best thing since SEX..

    And having owned an Xbox 360 prior to getting a PS3 I was expecting it to be better... Its not hence a dissapointment...
    Fair enough, but I think it'll come through once the real killer app titles come out (MGS, Killzone 2, FF13 etc) for me, it's the games that have made me chose PS3 over a 360 and I'm especially looking forward to this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhlzUG6R_hA

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