PlayStation Systems - Understanding regions.

What is regional codes / regions?

DVD & Blu Ray discs are regional coded. The picture below shows the region colour of the discs.

Region Code Map - Find out which region DVD are made and used on your  country! - World Import

Region 1: US, Canada.

Region 2: Europe, Japan, Middle East, South Africa.

Region 3: South East Asia.

Region 4: Australia, South America.

Region 5: Africa, Russia, & the rest of Asia.

Region 6: China.

 

Most PlayStation System games are coded Region 1 - 3.

 

Are PlayStation Systems region locked?

No. Consoles are not region locked. So consoles of any region can play games of any regions.

 

Can I play games in one region with a PSN account of another region?

Yes. Games are not region locked. Only online multiplayer, DLCs & save games are region locked.

 

Can I redeem DLC codes in one region with a PSN account of another region?

No. You can only redeem a DLC from the same region PSN account. You can, however, create another PSN account of that region to redeem the DLC code.

 

Can I access PS Plus in one region with a PSN account of another region?

Yes. However, you’ll need to have a PSN account with that particular region to redeem the PS Plus.

 

Can I resume my save game in one region with a game from another region?

No. Similar to online multiplayer & DLCs, save games are also region locked. You can only resume your save game using the game from the same region.

 

Can I play online multiplayer in one region with a friend that has the same game from another region?

No. Online multiplayer is region locked. Either one of you will need to repurchase the game with the corresponding region to the other’s game in order to play multiplayer together.