REGIONAL LOCKS




I recently had a call to work on networking a home. I took care of everything with no issues. The client later asked me about regional locks on games…

I explained to him that if he or his kids are into games without regional locks then his best bet is the ps3.

He explained to me that he is an xbox 360 man. I said that is cool but if he wants the widest variety of games then go with the ps3.

He said humor me… tell me why…

I said…
1… the ps3 games are not regional locked save for one. This means that he can just about play any game made in any country that is made for the ps3

2… then I go on to explain that if he wants backward compatibility then his best bet is a 60 gb ps3. That is backwards compatible with everything in the ps3, ps2 and ps1. So by virtue of that, he has three times the library of the xbox.

3… then I went on to explain that this means that you have the widest variety of games and style of games. He is not locked into the current trend… He is only locked in by what he can imagine…

So he went on asked… if the xbox 360 is really region locked… I said yes… then he asked again what that meant… I said that means that games made for north america will only work on north america xbox… those for asia… asia and those for europe on europe… so by virtue of that he only has access to a percentage of the market of games out there… where as with a ps3 he has access to the full market… he may not have access to all the downloadable content but all the games will play…

Needless to say… this guy now has a 60gb ps3…. in addition to his xbox 360….

A little education goes a long way…

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