Discussion in 'Playstation Forums' started by Squiffy, Jan 27, 2005.
£299? What a rip off!
They are available on ebay for far less than that.
Not much point in telling him now that hes got it!
It is a bit expensive but i know for a fact that some people have paid much more for one in the past few weeks.
Does anyone know the official UK price?
yeah me for one, how about £380 x2!
(mind you i did get it within 4 days of the Japanese release)
www.ballofodd.co.uk/psp - Everything PSP
aint that bad a price, maybe £40 over lik-sang after delivery
Amazon are quoting £179.99.
What region is it 1 or 2, it looks like the all the games will be region locked so that means the machine will be region locked as well.
All players currently coming out of Japan are region 2, the USA will be Region 1 god knows what the UK will be.
My local gamestation reckon it will be between £120 - £160 when it is released over here
The games for the PSP are multiregion so you can play all region of games on any PSP, the UMD movies on the other hand are going to be region coded so you can only play the same region movie as your player unless someone comes up with a way of letting you play the UMD movies on all region of players
The Uk model should be region 2 presuming that they are going to use the same regional coding as DVD's
That would make sense as Japan is also region 2 in DVD's and the US is Region 1, with Asia region 3.
In the grand tradition of Panto, O NO there not, check out the packaging for the games currently available, they have region 2 code logo on them and they are from Japan, so that makes japan games Region 2. Also check out the US manual on the FCC web site on page 110 it confirms that games will be region coded. Region 1 USA and Region 2 Japan, it's in black and white from SONY.
There has been lots of news on websites and from import software retailers to say that the PSP games are multiregion, have not seen the instruction manual so I cannot comment on that.
It would make sense not to have regional coding on the PSP games as the Nintendo DS is supposed to have region free games, it gives the consumer the choice to import games and surely Sony will shift more software if there is no region coding on the games
Can anyone confirm what I have been saying about the PSP games being multiregion?
On the FCC web site it has four files at the bottom of the page. The 4th file has page 110 which clearly states,
Region 1 games US and Region 2 Japan,
I have rigid racers which also carries the region 2 logo. One thing SONY have never been interested in customer choice which why the got all sony PS2 chips banned. So that the customers they care so much about can not use back up's of there games in PS1+2.
PSP games can be region coded at the publisher or devlopers discretion. Here's hoping they don't bother.
It's the same situation with the Xbox, MS don't enforce region coding but most companies do it anyway.
JPN/UK are both region 2 so they will obviously put it on the box to state which region it is
Sony have not got chips banned as some import retailers wil do it so that you can play genuine JPN/USA games
Just got this from yesasia.com, which is saying the psp games are region free
Will anyone else confirm this
The PSP will come out in three difference versions (Jap, US and Europe). All three versions of PSP will have a region lock in them, but the PSP games have no region code. However, due to language and system issues, quality assurance procedures are done in each territory. The PSP is not 100% regional free my advice is if you just use the PSP for playing games then gat the Jap version but if you want to use the PSP for watching movies or play on-line games and any fancy stuff then get whatever version of the country you live in.
Reviewer: Wai-Kin Yiu
Submitted on: Friday, November 19, 2004
Sony promised to make all the games region free, but theres no way to test this untill the US or UK machines and games come out. A little patience.
That's how I see it too. I really hope that it does prove to be region free out of the box as I for one certainly don't fancy haning to "chip" my PSP as I would imagine it'a rather cramped inside !!.
It would probably be cheaper to import all your games anyway, and you'd get them before they came out here too
Edge gave it 6/10, and be warned it is almost a card game, havent read the reveiw yet though
Leave metal gear solid until the USA/Uk launch
I am looking at getting either the golf game or apa escape academy
Games are already regioned and the US manual quotes region coded games
2 for Japan and 1 for USA.
Please see the attached link which says that for the time being sony is keeping the psp games region free even though they have regions on the back on the box however they may region lock games in the future
This should clear the "are psp games region free" up (hopefully)
PSP games will be region-free. SONY have confirmed it a number of times on the record in press releases and interviews. UMD movies will be region coded however.
Was just trying to get the message through to risky
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