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New PS Store won’t be region-locked

Thursday, 3rd April 2008 05:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt

SCEA has confirmed that the new PlayStation Store, launching later this month, won’t be region-locked.

A rep told Gaming-Age, that “no changes to the store will be made as part of this revamp relating to region locking”.

Still waiting on an official release date and other details about how the new Store and its related Firmware 2.30 update will be delivered, but it should all happen very soon.

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  1. morriss

    So I’ll be able to buy what is now called ‘US content’ with my Euro credit card? That’s great.

    #1 6 years ago
  2. grandmaster

    Hold on, with the Store right now you can’t run US DLC on a PAL console. So if you buy a US version of a game, PAL DLC won’t work with it.

    So if no changes have been made, surely that means that it is indeed effectively still region-locked?

    #2 6 years ago
  3. morriss

    DLC might be, but stuff like Pain etc might be available to ‘us’ at the same time it becomes available to ‘them’.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Daniel Plainview

    As is stands now you can download all the free content (demos) you want but you can’t pay for anything without a US Credit Card.

    There has only been a couple of demos released that haven’t worked on PAL systems.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. deftangel

    Use entropay and set up a virtual US credit card. Works like a treat for me Rock Band DLC :-)

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Blerk

    From what he says, it sounds more like “the new stores will operate exactly like the old stores” rather than “we’re having a single store for everyone”.

    #6 6 years ago