PS3 GAMES ARE NOT REGION FREE - CAUTION WHEN BUYING

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SONY PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES - PAL or NTSC

Now, not many people know this and so I feel I have to put it up somewhere for people to read because there a lot of eBayers out there buying playstation 3 games from the United States cheaply and re-selling them here in the UK under the false guise that they are region free, this is simply not true!!! I have bought both Grand Theft Auto 4 (GTA4) and Call Of Duty 4 (COD4) and they were both from the US and did not work properly on the UK PS3, the reasons are as follows, UK games are 'PAL' and display correctly here in the UK, US games are NTSC, and often play in Black and White on a UK TV if not using HDMI (my GTA4 is B&W). Sony themselves have said to me that all PS3 games with the code BLU-US (found on spine of box or on main disk) will cause you problems, these may be display problems, ie Black and White, or in the case of Call of Duty 4, add ons from the Playstation Store, ie Map Packs etc will not install, and Sony will not offer a refund.  So ensure that the game you are planning on buying is CODED BLU-ES.

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