Is the PS3 region free - games?

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#1 rwallacefan
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Hi everyone, I just have a silly question about the PS3.

By any chance is the PS3 region free? since I'm thinking about importing 50 Cent's PS3 game (the Japanese version one has trophies :P) from Japan and I want to know if I can do this on an American PS3 160 GB Slim. 

If it is region free, does this mean I can also play games from EU as well?

 

Thanks everyone! :)

 

EDIT: Also, will this affect my trophy list? since my PSN account is from the United States and will it register the trophies on my American account? thanks!

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#2 locus-solus  Online
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ps3 games r region free yes
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#3 Nengo_Flow
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disc games, IDK about PSN games, and I know if you get a disc game, but get the dlc add-ons under another region it wont work.
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It wont effect trophies either.  I have the US version of Demon Souls on my UK PS3 and the trophies register just fine.

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#5 locus-solus  Online
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its possible to get more than 1 platinum trophy in demon's souls depending on what version u have so that isn't true i'm guessing the asian version of the game is where the difference is
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#6 wwefanforlife
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All games are region free disc based and downloadable games on PSN apart from Persona 4 as it was Atlus who made the decision to put a region lock on that game.  

DLC is region locked.

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#7 Threesixtyci
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Movies are locked, as well.
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#8 Reptylus
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DLC is region locked.wwefanforlife
Indirectly. He can use EU DLC on his US system but he'll need the EU version of the main game.
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Thanks all :)
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#10 Justforvisit
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Only thing that COULD look funny is that it's very possible that friends of you if they have the same game, just with another region will see it popping up twice in their Trophy lists right above / below each other.

Not a big deal though, just thought I share this bit of info with you.

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#11 Reptylus
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Only thing that COULD look funny is that it's very possible that friends of you if they have the same game, just with another region will see it popping up twice in their Trophy lists right above / below each other.

Not a big deal though, just thought I share this bit of info with you.

Justforvisit
That is because they are indeed different trophy sets. There are actually people who buy the same game twice from different regions to be able to get the double amount of trophies.
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There are actually people who buy the same game twice from different regions to be able to get the double amount of trophies.Reptylus
That sounds like it's time for an intervention right there :o
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#13 FM_Animator
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By any chance does anyone know if Final Fantasy XIII on the PS3 is region free for sure? I ordered the game from the UK version of Amazon and yet, as it turns out, the game is being dispatched from the United States of America. I just wish to know for certain if I won't have any issues playing it if it turns out to be a region 1 version as I live in the Republic of Ireland.