Someone over at Bluray.com posted that it was region A/B encoded and played fine in his north american bluray player. I am skeptical myself so I'm not pulling the trigger until we have more confirmation.
I bought this recently & it plays the Blu-ray discs play flawlessly in a Region A player. The dvds will play in either a multiregion Blu-ray/dvd player or an exclusive Region B/2 player. Hope this helps u out! Happy New Year!