PS3 games region free but with no component cables in box

PS3In an interview with the three top Sony executives for the PlayStation brand, it was discovered that the PlayStation 3 will be region-free with regards to gaming! Both Ken Kutaragi and Phil Harrison seem to confirm this which is good, Harrison also fulfilled his promise about region-free gaming. After all, Nintendo’s region-locking details still aren’t clear after all the contradictions that have been going on.

You said at GDC this year that PS3 would be region-free. Still true?

Harrison: Yes, for games but not movies.

The PS3 will be region-free. Will this be for packaged games only or also downloadable games?

Kutaragi: There are no physical barriers in that case — only language barriers.

However, there is some bad news. According to Kaz and Ken, there will be no component cables in the box. That’s right, the PS3 might not be HD ready out of the box. Not the best way of bringing in the HD-era. Interestingly enough, this is another point which Nintendo has been giving conflicting information on in regards to the Wii.

Hirai said he wasn’t sure, but he thought the answer was likely “no”. Kutaragi wouldn’t commit to an answer, but was heavily leaning towards “no”. Kutaragi was being hounded by PR staff that wouldn’t let him answer certain questions, so that might be  the reason why. After all, Kutaragi’s statements have caused many uproars in the past! Hopefully we’ll get concrete information on both soon.

Via Game | Life

PS3In an interview with the three top Sony executives for the PlayStation brand, it was discovered that the PlayStation 3 will be region-free with regards to gaming! Both Ken Kutaragi and Phil Harrison seem to confirm this which is good, Harrison also fulfilled his promise about region-free gaming. After all, Nintendo’s region-locking details still aren’t clear after all the contradictions that have been going on.

You said at GDC this year that PS3 would be region-free. Still true?

Harrison: Yes, for games but not movies.

The PS3 will be region-free. Will this be for packaged games only or also downloadable games?

Kutaragi: There are no physical barriers in that case — only language barriers.

However, there is some bad news. According to Kaz and Ken, there will be no component cables in the box. That’s right, the PS3 might not be HD ready out of the box. Not the best way of bringing in the HD-era. Interestingly enough, this is another point which Nintendo has been giving conflicting information on in regards to the Wii.

Hirai said he wasn’t sure, but he thought the answer was likely “no”. Kutaragi wouldn’t commit to an answer, but was heavily leaning towards “no”. Kutaragi was being hounded by PR staff that wouldn’t let him answer certain questions, so that might be  the reason why. After all, Kutaragi’s statements have caused many uproars in the past! Hopefully we’ll get concrete information on both soon.

Via Game | Life

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