playstation 3 regional lockout [GTA V]

#1 Posted by paczekk (12 posts) -

I`m planning to pick up GTA V in US (i live in Europe) but i dont know if US games have regional lockout (we are talking about PS3 version) are there any problems w/ game it self or w/ DLC`s?

#2 Edited by darktruth007 (509 posts) -

There is no region locking on the ps3 - you could buy your games in Tibet and play them in Istanbul if you wanted.

#3 Edited by Articuno76 (18863 posts) -

@darktruth007 said:

There is no region locking on the ps3 - you could buy your games in Tibet and play them in Istanbul if you wanted.

This actually isn't 100% true... 99% true though.

Almost every single game on the PlayStation 3 can be played on a PlayStation 3 from any region of the world. GTAV however might be one of the rare exceptions. I'm making this assumption on the fact that GTA4 was one of the rare exceptions to the rule.

Normally it's safe to assume a game will work... but like I said, GTA has a record for being pretty much the only game out there to have software encoded region lockout.

#4 Posted by InfiniteVulcan (10 posts) -

Yeah, there are very rare exceptions (I remember Atlus having a game that was an exception), but generally PS3 is region free.

#5 Edited by Lhomity (771 posts) -

Persona 4 Arena is the only region-locked PS3 game.

However, you should keep in mind that DLC for most games, bought from EU PSN, will only work with EU versions of the game.

#6 Posted by paczekk (12 posts) -

ok but what about let`s call it "DLC updates" (eg HIGH LIFE DLC for GTAV) i am 100% sure that V i region free but now i am worried about these DLC`s :(

#8 Posted by paczekk (12 posts) -

so if i make an account via my phone in the US it will be recognized as an US ACC or i should make it via ps3?

#9 Posted by ChronosChris (298 posts) -

Then you have a problem cause I remember hearing that all DLC is region locked.