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PCT Joe
23-08-2009, 12:16 PM
Im sure most of you know know that the PS3 Slim is now official...
The price is going to be $629.00 RRP Here in New Zealand.

Although this is a price reduction im still not satisfied.
If i buy it from japan its $469.019 and If i buy it from America its $441.526
There would of course be postage fees.

and now for my question.

If i import it is there any downfalls? such as region locks.
and if so, i know Japan is Asia-pacific and i believe its region 4, This is the same as New Zealand correct?

Speedy Gonzales
23-08-2009, 12:37 PM
Yer, NZ is region 4

paulw
23-08-2009, 01:08 PM
Only for DVD. For Blu-ray Japan is region A and we are region B. Japan bombs Pearl Harbor and gets rewarded by going into region A. AU and NZ supported the US and get rewarded by being made a part of Europe.. Go figure..

PCT Joe
23-08-2009, 01:19 PM
Ok... so if i got a japanese import.... would i be able to play games brought at EB games etc in new zealand and aussie.... ?

Speedy Gonzales
23-08-2009, 01:20 PM
Ask them before you buy it

Grimy
23-08-2009, 01:25 PM
Japan runs a different voltage to us, so you would need an adapter. Whenever I've been in the electronics shops in Japan (and some are huge) I've always ended up not buying anything in the gaming line in case it doesn't work over here. But I'm sure someone on the forum will have done.

PCT Joe
23-08-2009, 01:42 PM
Can someone please tell me the different voltages and where i can get a adapter for it?

pcuser42
23-08-2009, 01:46 PM
DSE sell a step-down transformer (http://www.dse.co.nz/dse.shop/4a909f720202ebbc273fc0a87f3b06f0/Product/View/M1163). NZ uses 230V, Japan/US use 110V.

PCT Joe
23-08-2009, 05:31 PM
Lmao, ends up being the same price as buying one localy. any better ideas?

pcuser42
23-08-2009, 05:53 PM
Get one from NZ. :stare:

PCT Joe
23-08-2009, 08:14 PM
Lol... the whole point of this thread is to get a ps3 cheap lol............

pcuser42
23-08-2009, 08:18 PM
http://www.pricespy.co.nz/pno_9734.html