So Sony should can do this region lock, cool, so I've to get my games which are tagged with EUR in it ... what an afford.
And for the game importers / exporters out there, should be a really problem, if nobody from GER and AT can play US / UK Versions of a game.
I'm just concerned because I have a Jap launch 60GB but live in the U.K, so if this becomes a standard which is enforced then I would only be able to play Jap games and not buy games from my local shops!
Furthermore, it could be argued that it might have been for lack of that reason (lack of region locks), that the JB was recently banned for ps3s and re-introducing region locks might be a reason to lift the ban!
i wish i had time to unlock the ps3.. hopefully one day someone will before its too late.
I was initially an x-box360 fan although i still own an xbox but shifted to a ps3 because psn was free and ps3 is not region locked.Where i live (Pakistan) games take around 2 weeks to come and cost around $90 and imagine a country like pakistan where the minimum wage is $80.
Anyway since here we have games coming from different regions it makes ps3 so convenient and now it just angers me that what sony is or will do. I mean this way you are turning away potential customers. The image that sony had is deteriorating and its as if sony does not care about us at all.
My conclusion is that both microsoft and sony are the same.they are exploiting us and no one can teach them a lesson.They will get what they deserve i am sure of it.
10-21-2010 #27Banned User
- Join Date
- Nov 2009
I find it really funny when I get a pirated iPhone App and it has a soppy anti-piracy popup "we are a small dev company that need to feed our family so dont pirate this app". WTF? The same app on the android market is free... When I see that popup its more of an incentive to find a working pirated copy, not buy it.
What I'm trying to say is the less anti-piracy and cheaper price make games/apps more appealing.
Want to stop piracy? Drop the price, and make it actually worth buying.
If $ony want to stop piracy then drop the prices of games. $100+ is way too high. $20 and I would be buying a game every week. (oh, wait I do buy games every week. They are called 2nd hand games and they are $20)
i don't see the drama, xregistry holds the region settings.
Is Sony TRYING to piss their entire customer base off or something? Seriously, with all the lawsuits and modchips and that OtherOS lawsuit still pending they actually feel they need to give us MORE reasons and justifications to hack the system? Are they out of their damn minds?
this rumor won't be true because that will be bad for business.