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Where from and how much shipped?

Thanks mate.

from ebay ><"

around $720 shipped + $50 for an extra game.

But i just knew that ppl should buy the 60GB version, and put in a 120GB hardisk, rather than spending more money on 80GB version.

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from ebay ><"

around $720 shipped + $50 for an extra game.

But i just knew that ppl should buy the 60GB version, and put in a 120GB hardisk, rather than spending more money on 80GB version.

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sweet as mate.. think im gonna hang out for the white 40gb version from japan..(Because it will match the 360 :wub: )

PlayAsia is sold out already though :wacko:

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Sorry to post here but I can't start a new thread.....I just got a PS3 tonight and was wondering if it was supposed to come with a demo disk at all?......wanna see what this baby can do on my new 52in Bravia X series.

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Sorry to post here but I can't start a new thread.....I just got a PS3 tonight and was wondering if it was supposed to come with a demo disk at all?......wanna see what this baby can do on my new 52in Bravia X series.

Mine didn't.

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This thread is great timing for me - I am off to Hong Kong at the end of the month and son here is desperate for a PS3.

So, it seems from this thread as though I can get an 80gig PS3, with two controllers for around $500 Aus.

How much are they in Australia? It is really worth it?

It will still connect to the internet ok? (we have wireless at home)

And it will play all the games, but might not play Blu Ray Dvd's from Aus, but will play DVD's from the US?

And how big are they, if I take it out of the box will it fit into carry on?

Lastly, any recommendations about the best (ie reliable) shop in HK to buy them.

Thankyou all!

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This thread is great timing for me - I am off to Hong Kong at the end of the month and son here is desperate for a PS3.

So, it seems from this thread as though I can get an 80gig PS3, with two controllers for around $500 Aus.

How much are they in Australia? It is really worth it?

It will still connect to the internet ok? (we have wireless at home)

And it will play all the games, but might not play Blu Ray Dvd's from Aus, but will play DVD's from the US?

And how big are they, if I take it out of the box will it fit into carry on?

Lastly, any recommendations about the best (ie reliable) shop in HK to buy them.

Thankyou all!

I don't own a PS3 myself, but I've been thinking about this as I will be overseas too.

The 80GB version has the backwards compatibility (plus extra USB and card reader which is much of a muchness). But it is this backwards compatibility that would make you buy it over a 40GB version. However, since it is an Asian version, it would only be compatible with Asian PS2 titles. The Blu-Ray will be the same and so will the PS3 games.

So my thought is that if you're going to buy overseas you might as well just get the 40GB version.

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I don't own a PS3 myself, but I've been thinking about this as I will be overseas too.

The 80GB version has the backwards compatibility (plus extra USB and card reader which is much of a muchness). But it is this backwards compatibility that would make you buy it over a 40GB version. However, since it is an Asian version, it would only be compatible with Asian PS2 titles. The Blu-Ray will be the same and so will the PS3 games.

So my thought is that if you're going to buy overseas you might as well just get the 40GB version.

A jap PS3 is region A (blu ray titles from US and Jap only) but this is a good thing as movies come here (Australia) alot later with limited features. games are region free. Blu Ray titles are easily picked up online just make sure they are region A or region free and youll be laughing with a PS3 from Hong Kong- Ive got one myself and my mates spew when i get games and blu ray titles months/weeks in advance.

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I don't own a PS3 myself, but I've been thinking about this as I will be overseas too.

The 80GB version has the backwards compatibility (plus extra USB and card reader which is much of a muchness). But it is this backwards compatibility that would make you buy it over a 40GB version. However, since it is an Asian version, it would only be compatible with Asian PS2 titles. The Blu-Ray will be the same and so will the PS3 games.

So my thought is that if you're going to buy overseas you might as well just get the 40GB version.

But the games aren't region locked - so if the 80gb is backwards compatible, then it will do this for all games regardless of country of origin

How much are the games in HK, and what is available?

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But the games aren't region locked - so if the 80gb is backwards compatible, then it will do this for all games regardless of country of origin

How much are the games in HK, and what is available?

PS2 games are apparently not region free as I have a Japanese PS3 and it will not play Aus PS2 games.

Cheers,

Karen

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ps3 games are region free....so they'll work on any ps3

ps2 games are region LOCKED.....so they'll only work on that country's/region's ps2/3

that's why if u have a lot of aussie ps2 games, dun get one from hk/jap

if ur only gonna play ps3 games and american/region free blurays then u can get one from asia.

but then it won't play aussie blurays or dvds coz they're region locked too.

just read in another thread here saying that the new 40gb power supply packs have changed and might not work in oz anymore...i think it's the japanese 40gb ps3 gb thread.

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ps3 games are region free....so they'll work on any ps3

ps2 games are region LOCKED.....so they'll only work on that country's/region's ps2/3

that's why if u have a lot of aussie ps2 games, dun get one from hk/jap

if ur only gonna play ps3 games and american/region free blurays then u can get one from asia.

but then it won't play aussie blurays or dvds coz they're region locked too.

just read in another thread here saying that the new 40gb power supply packs have changed and might not work in oz anymore...i think it's the japanese 40gb ps3 gb thread.

OK, we will be keeping the PS2 so the locked issue is fine. We have a dvd player, so that base is covered.

I would buy an 80gig one, so the power supply wont be a problem. Australian Blurays - well, havent even seen any so that isnt an issue.

Last question - it will connect to the internet in Aus OK, won't it? A friends 'Australian PS3' has connected to our internet service at home, so the network itself wont be a problem, just the machine

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OK, we will be keeping the PS2 so the locked issue is fine. We have a dvd player, so that base is covered.

I would buy an 80gig one, so the power supply wont be a problem. Australian Blurays - well, havent even seen any so that isnt an issue.

Last question - it will connect to the internet in Aus OK, won't it? A friends 'Australian PS3' has connected to our internet service at home, so the network itself wont be a problem, just the machine

well then it seems ur set to get one! :)

i'm off to hk/jap end of dec so i'll probably be following in ur footsteps...

i know hk quite well, so in regards to ur questions abt which shops are reputable...

all the bigger chains like broadway, fortress etc are just like jb etc here...

u'll find the prices there are cheap but not the cheapest but then they are the most reputable in hk

if u read through the whole thread, there are suggestions to go to computer centres in wanchai and sham shui po.

these are where u'll find the little tiny shops that u can haggle hardest and find the cheapest prices...but then for a first-timer this can be quite daunting as there's not much customer service in places like that...they're more likely look at ur western face (i'm making a massive assumption here) and ignore ur efforts and just give u their normal prices...if u know what i mean

good luck and tell us what u find out over there! :)

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Thanks Guys! This will be my second trip to Hong Kong and I lurrrve to bargain! Have followed many a store person up those flights of stairs 'behind the shopfronts' in Ladies market to get the A grade stuff. Have been to Bali maybe 8 times also; the Chinese are polite compared with the hawkers of Indonesia! So I will check out some of the smaller stores first, and as long as the shop is an authorised dealer I am happy to haggle.

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Can anyone confirm the power supply issue? My mate is in Hong Kong at the moment and I've told him to grab a 40gig one on his way back. Just want to make sure that the only thing that wont work is local blu ray movies?

that's not an issue, Hong Kong use 220V-240V same as UK.

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Can anyone confirm the power supply issue? My mate is in Hong Kong at the moment and I've told him to grab a 40gig one on his way back. Just want to make sure that the only thing that wont work is local blu ray movies?

I have a 60GB HK PS3, and it works straight out of the box - I did however change the power cord to an aussie cord. As for Blu Ray - some local releases are All Region or Region Free, so they will work on the HK PS3. Eg local release of 300 works fine. Also you will find the HK PS3 (with firmware 1.6 and above) will play Region Free NTSC and PAL DVD's.

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Anybody got a list of Region B titles that will work on Region A, I have found a few websites but they relates to UK releases. So would that affect us here?

This is of course to play on a PS3

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Anybody got a list of Region B titles that will work on Region A, I have found a few websites but they relates to UK releases. So would that affect us here?

This is of course to play on a PS3

Check the Blu ray thread for an entire list of region free discs all maintained in house and up to date

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Thanks very much for the input guys.

Will there ever be some kind of crack that will allow all regions to be played on the PS3 or is it a hardware issue?

Yes, their already has been apparently, however, since the ps3 updates its self once connected to the net, it will make it fairly hard for people to develop a "crack" that will last.

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Hey Guys just to confirm, I've got a white 40gb from play-asia that should be arriving either toinght or tomorrow morning. So I can just use a standard PC Power Plug without any step down converters and it will be fine?

I'm new to this importing thing, and i'd hate to have a sexy yet, sadening $500 doorstop.

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I believe thats correct. When you look at the ps3 it should have a sticker telling you the voltage. I understood that PS3's have universal powersupplies. as you said change the cord and your all good (but make sure the sticker says 220 - 240v 50hz just be triple check.)

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Just got a text from my mate in Hong Kong.

He got an 80gig ps3 3 controllers and a game for around about $450 Aus.

illusionzzz, can you tell us what shop your friend bought this from and what game he got?

also has anyone else got close to this pricing from hk?

thanks!

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Well, I am back from Hong Kong. In the official stores (Sony, Fortress etc) only the 80gig is currently available for around $500Aus. In Golden Shopping Arcade, there are plenty of 40gig white and black available for around $3500Hk. But by then son in Oz had already bought a black 40gig.

I did get three Dual Shock3 controllers though, so will probably put a couple on ebay if son doesnt want them - paid around $65AUS for them - so cheaper than the normal controllers here. I dont think they are being released here until the New Year though.

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Just got back from HK as well.........goodies are heaps cheaper there.

Ended buying about 10 PS3 and Psp games altogether along with a number of accessories.

Generally prices were around $350 - $400 HKD for new releases.

Anyone going over there best places are in Golden Arcade Shim Shu Poo or 188 Wan Chai Road in Wan Chai.

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hey first time poster, after researching and reading on this site have decided that i want to import a PS3 for blu ray player and gaming as well. I seem to have gathered that best place to import one from is Hong Kong, any other opinions on this?? and does any one know the best place to find on to purchase online form a reputible retailer at a good price, as i am daunted by this import thing. And with warranty, what happens if somthing goes wrong with it in aus?? thanks in advance, sorry if these seem dumb lol sorry

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Well, I am back from Hong Kong. In the official stores (Sony, Fortress etc) only the 80gig is currently available for around $500Aus. In Golden Shopping Arcade, there are plenty of 40gig white and black available for around $3500Hk. But by then son in Oz had already bought a black 40gig.

I did get three Dual Shock3 controllers though, so will probably put a couple on ebay if son doesnt want them - paid around $65AUS for them - so cheaper than the normal controllers here. I dont think they are being released here until the New Year though.

Hi there, just want to know how come the 40G is costing more than the 80G. Currently how much is PS3 40G sell in HK if anyone knows? What is the best deal in HK for 40G now? Is it like 40G with 3x dualshock 3 controller and 1 game? Where to buy it? Please, if there is anyone who can help me. Thanks alot and very appreciated.

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