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Playstation 3: region free!

In games, tech on March 24, 2006 by karan

Following in the footsteps of the PSP, the Playstation 3 will supposedly be released without region encoding for games. This is a very, very good thing, and only sensible for Sony to do – now it can tell game developers their potential market is the world. I’m curious what the Xbox 360 currently does – because if it doesn’t allow region-free gaming, that’s a sizeable potential market lost right there.

Of course, with the earlier High Court ruling that these region-specific measures were allowed to be circumvented in Australia the issue was kind of dead in the water anyhow, but to have it built right in saves a good bit of effort.

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