Thank you for taking the time to write Sony Computer Entertainment
If you download games from Non-Japanese PLAYSTATION Store,
some of them may not work on the Japanese model of PLAYSTATION 3.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) has implemented a territorial-
based distribution and support system for its hardware, peripherals,
The Japanese model of PLAYSTATION 3 is designed and manufactured
FOR SALE AND USE IN JAPAN ONLY. (This is clearly stated on the outer case) On the other hand, the various PlayStation format software titles are designed to run in their respective regions and countries.
I took this to mean that software titles specifically for ps3 would work on any console
Since we (SCEJ) do not ship our products internationally under any
circumstances, we (SCEJ) only verify the combination of hardware and
software from the same territory. Therefore, we (SCEJ) have information regarding the software downloaded from Japanese PLAYSTATION Store only.
Please also note that there is no software or accessories to make
the console compatible with North American or European software.
Japanese PLAYSTATION 3 system can handle NTSC DVD-Video with
region code "2" or "ALL", and PlayStation/PlayStation 2 software that
shows "NTSC/J" or "For Japan Only" marks on the packages.
Blu-Ray disc also has its region code, and Japanese model can handle
Blu-Ray movie with region code "A" or "ALL", and PLAYSTATION 3
software with region code "2" or "ALL".