Can a "PAL" PS3 play "NTSC" games? And does these PS2 games

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#1 Posted by necro007 (184 posts) -

I'm going to get a PS3 and I just want to know if a PAL PS3 can play NTSC games?

And can these games which are PAL(PS2 games)play on a PAL PS3?

Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3, God of War 1 and 2?

Thanks for the help.

#2 Posted by emeritus (859 posts) -

PS3 games are region free.

Everything else is coded to individual regions with exception to selected Blu-Ray movies.

#3 Posted by guyhunter (3691 posts) -
You can play PS3 games from any region as long as your TV supports the required output. PS2 games are region locked to that consoles location. Except on the 40 GB model which doesn't play PS2 games at all. HTH
#4 Posted by necro007 (184 posts) -

You can play PS3 games from any region as long as your TV supports the required output. PS2 games are region locked to that consoles location. Except on the 40 GB model which doesn't play PS2 games at all. HTHguyhunter

Are you guys sure about this cause if it can play any PS3 game from anyplacethat is sowild.

Also does the PS3 play PS2 game okay or is it not good at it. Like hows the controlls or grafix, when you play those PS2 games on the PS3 console.

Thanks for the help. Need to know this ASAP, gona pick up one latter today.

Its:

R4999.95 - PS3 60 Gig, 2 games: Motor Storm and Resistance Fall of Man, 1 extra controller( 2 in total).

So do you think its an okay deal?

#5 Posted by guyhunter (3691 posts) -
I have PS3 games here from Australia, Europe, Japan, Asia, North America so yes I'm sure games from any region work. I can't comment on the PS2 games as I sold my PS2 and collection a long time before I bought my PS3.
#6 Posted by solaris1979 (1592 posts) -
PS3 games are region free, but PS2 games are still region locked. Reason why I still have my Asia region PS2 hooked up.
#7 Posted by necro007 (184 posts) -

Thanks for the help guys, the fact that the PS3 can play any PS3 game (from any region) must be a big selling point.

Also is there any thing I should check on the PS3 box before I buy it, like if I remember correctly to get a good PS2 with a good laser youshould check the bar code or something like that?

Also how that price for the PS3?

Thanks for the help guys.

#8 Posted by lyndonAPI (2793 posts) -
Only thing to really look for is to not get the 40 GB system considering your interest in playing PS2 games. It will not play them at all, the backward compatibility was taken out of that model altogether.