PS4 FAQ and Shuhei Yoshida on PlayStation 4 Game Region Locking

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28w ago - Not long since the last update, today a Japanese PS4 FAQ warns of possible region-locked games, however, Sony's Shuhei Yoshida says the PlayStation 4 console is still region-free.

To quote from DualShockers.com (linked above): "With the opening of the preorders of the PS4 (that went sold out almost instantly) in Japan, Sony Released a new official FAQ to explain the consoles most relevant ins and outs, and there’s one point that got a few gamers worried about the possibility of not being able to play games from regions different from their console.

Q: Can I use in Japan the game titles and PS4 console released overseas? Conversely, can PS4 titles sold in Japan be used in foreign countries?

A: From the view point of each region’s safety standards and to guarantee operation, please purchase the PS4 console and the games that are sold in your area. There’s the possibility that the titles of some software developers could be region locked. In addition to that, you may no longer eligible for support if you use a an overseas model of the PS4 in Japan.

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Reports of PS3 Firmware 3.0 Locking Out Knock-off Controllers

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241w ago - Well, here's a bit of a curious situation... as Joystiq reports, it wasn't long after the PS3 Firmware 3.0 went live that the first reports of problems started cropping up.

One particularly nagging issue being that some controllers (specifically the CECHZC2H Ceramic White DualShock3) seemed to be locked out of the console once the update was installed.

To quote: After hashing it out a bit on the official PlayStation 3 forum, however, users apparently determined that the controllers in question were in fact knock-offs and not official Sony product, which raises some different but just as interesting questions.

Namely, is Sony locking the knock-offs out on purpose, or is firmware 3.0 just too much for them to handle? For its part, Sony doesn't seem to be saying anything on the matter just yet.
 







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