US and Japanese PS Store.

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  1. stevetlizard

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    I know our PS store updates on Thursday night but when do the US and Japanese stores update?

    Also, is there a list of new upcoming content anywhere on the web.

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    I think the US store updates on Fridays. No idea if there is a regular update day for the Japanese or HK stores. Regards a list of upcoming content no there isn't one. Sony has a tendency not to reveal in advance and you just have to check the stores on the appropriate days. It's possible you may get gaming sites with inside information posting something that is coming up but you would need to check those sites regularly for that.
     
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    Are the Jap & HK store the same? If not where/how do they differ?
     
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    How do I join the US or Japanese stores?
     
  5. stevetlizard

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    You need a valid US or Japanese address to join the US or Japanese stores.

    Once you've done this, create a new user from the XMB. When you do this make sure you select the country you wish to join, ie. USA. Make sure you create the user as a master account not a sub account. Enter your details as requested including the US address. Once the account's been created and you've signed in, when you go to the PS store you'll find it's the store of the country you selected for the user.

    It's reasonably easy for the US store as it's easy to follow the on screen instructions. For the Japanese store it's a bit more hairy (unless you're fluent in Japanese). I found some step by step instructions on the web somewhere.

    The US one's probably got the best content IMHO. The Japanese one has a demo of "Everybody's Golf 5" though which is well worth a look.
     
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    So does the Hong Kong store which is easier to setup then the Japanese one.
     
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    A lot of the content is the same but they do differ in some respects. There are a couple of game demos of typical Japanese games which are not on any of the other stores but I haven't downloaded them as they don't look interesting. At the end of the day content is always changing and there is always a possibility that something may be put only on the Japanese store in the future. It's good to have all four just in case.
     
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    US store updates late Thursday night UK time.
     
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    It's already updated today with a bunch of new game and movie trailers. No new demo's though.
     

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