games are region free... I have a uk 80gb ps3 and I imported a game called Demon Souls from China/Korea about 10months ago and it played like a dream.... In short yes you can buy and play PS3 games from anywhere in the world and they will work, provided you can read Japanese!
I recently bought a Demons Souls game for a PS3, not realising it was Region 1 until we received it. Well I didn't know games were regional :( Anyway, will this work on our UK player? It's a sealed game so I'm reluctant to open and try it in case I have to return it.
sounds like your drives faulty, it should play blueray,dvd,cd evin copyed disks as long as there mpeg2 format. olso ps3 games are region free i have a few american games and they work fine,but movies are restricted to there applied region.
Yes all the PS Games are region free but most of the movies are not. I have bought many games from US and I live and own a PS3 in India. All my US Games worked on Indian PS3 Console. Likewise you can buy games from any part of the world to play in any PS3 Console. Happy Gaming.