Imported Sony Playstation Portable (PSP)April 11, 2005
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I purchased the much raved about game Lumines. The game is 99% in English making it very easy to play. All in all I have seen two "pop-ups" in Japanese but they were not relevant to the game. Good news. There were several RPG games on the shelves that seemed to be in Japanese only so I avoided them.
Previous PS console games had region encoding which meant that a game purchased in USA would only work in North America. Sony decided to unlock the PSP to make it a truly portable system: if you travel from Europe to USA, you should be able to purchase games in the USA and be able to play them on the way back. With the recent PSP release in USA, you can now get hold of many new English titles.
The UMD movies are region encoded at the moment. The Japanese PSP is region 2 which suggests it is better suited for future European UMD movie titles. USA is region 1 as usual.
The PSP is delivered with an electricity adapter that supports 100-240 Volt and 50/60 Hertz. This means that it can be used in most (all?) countries provided you have a socket adapter. The end that plugs into the socket can even be removed and replaced with your local version.
- Google Maps and Google Local finally local to UK
- Electronics shopping in Tokyo
- Applying for an Indian visa in London
- Beach bumming
- Hello J2ME World