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Physical version of PSO2 Vita is region-free

Available free on the PlayStation Store, the PlayStation Vita version of Phantasy Star Online 2 is technically region-locked. Because the console itself only supports a single PSN ID at any given time, the downloadable client must be accessed by a Japanese account. However, SEGA also released a physical copy of PSO2, and users have reported that this version allows them to connect to the game servers regardless of region.

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Snookies121242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

Uh oh, might have to import me a copy lol!

Narutone661242d ago

Region-locking a game is lame. I like it that I could play my PS3 games from Japanese, US, and even from PAL region like Australia or UK.

knifefight1242d ago

Every Vita game is region free as well. Same with PSP.

kingPoS1242d ago

It's not region locked, but it might as well be since you can only use one account at a time.

Rockefellow1241d ago

That has nothing to do with being region-locked, at all. You can import a physical copy of any game and play it on any Vita. Just because you can't swap accounts with ease, you say it might as well be completely region-locked? That's dumb.

Xof1242d ago

Er... no, the Vita is not region-locked or even "as good as locked."

It's a region-free console. 100% completely.

profgerbik1242d ago (Edited 1242d ago )

I hate you Japan.. You get a physical version also?

I know we will only get a digital version I bet if it even ever comes to NA on the Vita.

knifefight1242d ago

The physical version of EVERY Vita game is free.

And the PSN version of EVERY game is "region locked" in the sense that you can only play it when using that region's PSN account.

The news it's letting you connect to the servers.

talocaca1242d ago

I was reading some reviews on Amazon Japan and they are VERY divided. The most common complain seems to be the need for a Sega ID and the lack of local play!

Not sure how much that would affect overseas, but in Japan it is common for people to get together and play this kind of game at McDonalds/Starbucks.

Also, it seems to work over 3g for free.

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