After receiving the official announcement regarding the PlayStation Store's impending redesign, one of the first questions asked was "will we still be able to access the PlayStation Store for other regions besides our own".
Sony know we do this and the obviously have no problem with it. I remember first downloading the Drakes Fortune demo off the US store and it didn't work on anything but US machines. Now Sony could of easily turned around and told people to wait until it was released in their territory but they didn't, they updated the demo so it worked every where. Don't think i ever said thanks for that, so thanks Sony.
i agree this is good news BUT couldnt this cause problems with items such as Video/films as some countries get certain films before others? etc
I hope one day we wont have the need for multiple accounts.
yeah and this sounds like it if i am not wrong`?
Someone asked something along those lines and here was the answer: "Due to regional licensing, legal logistics, language, and localization, a true “global Store” isn’t logistically possible. However, that isn’t to say that games found in one region won’t make their way to others. Titles such as PixelJunkMonsters is a great example of a title from one region making its way to all of the others. Hope this answered your question!" So yeah for the foreseeable future, multiple accounts are needed. But hell at least it's allowed!!
nope the news actually said you still need multiple accounts but you wont be locked out via your systems (pal/ntsc/jap)
The way things are looking sony will proberly make sure later on that the content from each store is the same and if you wanna buy something from the Japanese/Hong Kong/USA/Europe you will be able to with out a problem all u need is a money converter me thinks lol.
now I know i'm safe on my japanese Metal Gear Online Beta
:) This is awesome, thanx.
Nice one SONY;)
high five...erm... to your self?
this is great although its not as open as i hoped it would be i hope one day they can make a universal store but i doubt thats possible- stuff needs localisation
Come on sony, when you can go on the internet and download stuff from any region, you should give it a bit more push. Its about time industry should have a universal rating system. Why is that a 15 year old from UK can play a game, while a 18 year old from USA cant play the same game?
"its about time industry should have a universal rating system. Why is that a 15 year old from UK can play a game, while a 18 year old from USA cant play the same game?" That's not up to the industry, each territory has their own board of classification which decide on a rating.
but I still can't read Japanese! Dangit. Maybe if the PS1 classics started looking a little better for the US store, it wouldn't be so frustrating.
I agree about the classics....i need me some soul reaver, im sik of 2xtreme
So in other words 1 update is universal for all places?
Yeah now I can finally download some Japanese PSN content.
all you have to do is create a Japanese account. I don't believe a universal store will be happening this gen because of the languages and localization problems. You gotta remember the The UK and the US aren't the only people who access the PSN. You have all of Europe Dutch, German, Spanish and etc.... So if you need help making a foreign account just send me an account(and that goes for anyone).
So that mean we can buy up stuff from the Japan store without any problem ^__^ ME LIKE IT!
this new update will add more countries? like... Mexico? I need my freaking country in the list!!!
PM me if you need help.
I'm from Australia and I also got a Japanese PS3 Store account. Only use the Japanese website to look-out for their more unusual and quirky titles plus free demos.
I have one dude, but i can't buy stuff. The credit card billing info don't match, that's the problem :( thx anyway
I couldn't even think about losing my Japanese account
Good stuff, no more switching back n forth.
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