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New PS4 FAQ Warns on Possible Region Locked Games, Shuhei Yoshida Says Console is Still Region Free

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.

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majiebeast1089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

They leave the decision up to the devs and the only game that i know that was region locked on PS3 was P4 Arena. Which only hurt Atlus because Europeans were pissed off at the late release date here.

fsfsxii1089d ago

P4A thing really pissed me off because i loved the game.

gaffyh1089d ago

Yeah this is actually very old news. We've known this since E3, it is just like PS3 and there were very few games that actually were region locked.

Abriael1089d ago

That one was actually slightly justified, because Zen United wouldn't have maked a penny out of it if Atlus' US version wasn't region locked lol.

SnakeCQC1088d ago

*wouldn't have MADE a penny

Yi-Long1089d ago

I was interested in P4 Arena, but I've been in Hong Kong instead of Holland the last 10 months, so wasn't able to pick it up here, due to that stupid region-lock.

By now I don't really care anymore, because I believe there's a new release coming out for Arcade (I think), as I assume it will also find it's way to console.

Bob Dole1088d ago

They still have arcades there? Lucky...

My_precious1089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

yes, it's piss me off too, i really looking forward when this game be announce but end up don't buy this one because of that's stupid region lock confuse the hell out of me

i'm using hong kong PS3 but my account is from NA store, i don't know which version i must buy for that game to work properly for both online and future DLC

and i won't buy any game use region lock on PS4 either because i plan to import my PS4 from either asia region or japan, just like my ps3 because i kind of feel that using O as the confirm button is more suit for me than using X like in US and EU version

Pogmathoin1089d ago

No, you people do not know sarcasm.... Nice one domination.... Only fanboys do not know sarcasm... Because they respond right away without thinking...

Gamer19821089d ago

This is the same as PS3 and i'm all fine with letting devs choose. Like with PS3 only a couple of games will be locked but every benefit you give devs to choose your console helps.

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dannylilley1089d ago (Edited 1089d ago )

I'm hoping it'll more likely be the case for Japanese games on EU or US consoles. I plan on getting a US PS4 for use in the UK so this potential game only region locking better not screw that up or else I'll have a very sad face.

RedDevils1088d ago (Edited 1088d ago )

Lol why the hell you get US PS4 to use in the UK? Especially if you not 100% sure that games will run

dannylilley1088d ago

Because everything else pointed to it working up until this point.

Baka-akaB1089d ago

Nothing has change it's the exact same policy .

Hicken1089d ago

Yeah, I'm not seeing any differences.

Eonjay1089d ago

It probably wont be much of an issue because the PS4 will be in most territories by mid 2014 anyway. We know the console isn't region locked so if it turns up that a tile can't be played, we know who to blame.

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