Patching games and region-locked accounts question

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#1 Posted by Articuno76 (18865 posts) -

Okay so the situation I have is this.  I have a UK Vita that I have been using with my Japanese PSN account perfectly fine for a few months.  I can access the store and buy/download games no problem.  Using a Japanese account to patch Japanese games is easy enough.

The question I have is what if you have the Asian (Hong Kong) version of a game with a non-HK region PSN ID?  For that matter what happens when any game of one region is used in the Vita with an account from a different region?  Will the game simply find the corrosponding (in my case, Japanese) patch for the game?

I ask because I am considering importing Zero no Kiseki Evolution and by all accounts the game is a buggy, unplayable mess pre-patch.  I could get the Japanese version to ensure full compatability but the Japanese versions tend to be priced higher than their Asian counterparts. 

#2 Posted by Granpire (2749 posts) -
Hmmm. This is a good question. I know my NA version of Wipeout 2048 detects the update, even on an EU account. Is that helpful? I'm pretty sure you can't apply update files to other regions, so I'm sure it'll only search for the update from the game's original region. I think you're good to go. DLC wouldn't work, though.
#3 Posted by Articuno76 (18865 posts) -
[QUOTE="Granpire"]Hmmm. This is a good question. I know my NA version of Wipeout 2048 detects the update, even on an EU account. Is that helpful? I'm pretty sure you can't apply update files to other regions, so I'm sure it'll only search for the update from the game's original region. I think you're good to go. DLC wouldn't work, though.

Thanks for the answer. Let's see what other people say so we can get some consensus.