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Will a PS3 bought in China work in New Zealand?

By nnjc
Feb 9, 2010
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  1. i am from New Zealand :) (the little country next to australia) and i am going to China soon. im thinking of buying a PS3 over there as they will probably be cheaper there, rather than over here.

    so, will a PS3 console bought in China work in NZ??, after changing all the wire plugs etc.

    Kinda like asking if a ps3 from China would work in America or Britain.

    anybody know anything about it? an answer would be much appreciated! :):)
    cheers ;)
  2. yangly18

    yangly18 Newcomer, in training Posts: 242

    PS3 has no region coding on it, so yes, technically it should work. as for the power, make sure you use the proper adaptors to get the power to 110, or whatever it came with...wouldn't want to blow up the system from something so minor xD
  3. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'd be more worried about getting scammed..... a PS1 stuffed into a PS3 or something like that.....
  4. yangly18

    yangly18 Newcomer, in training Posts: 242

    yes, especially considering it IS china huh?
  5. slh28

    slh28 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,925   +170

    It won't be cheaper in China. The markup and taxes on foreign goods is a lot. But yeah any PS3 can play games from any region, but not DVDs or Blu-rays though
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    Not sure about this, but you might also want to check if PS3 has international warranty too; don't want it failing after a week, and flying back to China to get it fixed...
  7. vectorsigma32

    vectorsigma32 Newcomer, in training Posts: 156

    yea no region codes az far az i know i live in NZ lol my ma8 got 1 from jap and he just need a power adptor
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