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  1. #1 PSP Vita in Japan 
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    I am holidaying in Japan and I was wondering if there is anything which stops me from buying the PSP vita.

    Is there any issues such as region-lock? Or will there be issues that I am registered PSN Australia?

    I can read Japanese, so I ain't worried about the language.

    I was wondering if the 3G model might have some implications of taking it back to Australia?

    I havent kept up with Vita developments. I will google later, but as you can appreciate I am all over the place...
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    No region lock.

    You will encounter no problems.



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    okay, thx.

    just another reassurance, 3G is okay to take back to Oz?

    I had a quick look at it at the store.

    32 GB memory card is the largest capacity? i didn:t realise that its not memstick format (pro duo)...

    Besides the larger capacity memory card, is there any other accessories I should consider buying with the console? I was getting a protective case for it, anyway...
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    With 3g you can use the wireless feature without having to be at a wifi-spot. But i believe you'll have to pay at&t or whoever. Not sure though.

    with wifi model only you'll have to be at a wifi-spot to go online.

    yeah, i think 32gb is the highest atm



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    cool - the reason why i asked was that there are certain mobiles which doesn:t work back in Oz.

    it just a matter of which model i should get - wifi or wifi plus 3G.

    i wonder if there was limited editions, but i guess i will google for it, or see it at the store.

    off the topic, but didnt want to start a new thread, but i might... anything else to get for the gamer? doesn:t have to be strictly psp...
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    like accessories? I was confused when you said "anything else to get for the gamer?"

    if so i would suggest a gamecase and screen protectors



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    sorry, a little vague. tired from doing the tourist thing.

    as you can see, i have a few consoles - be it PC, PSP, NDS Lite, PS3, iPod Touch... but if i was looking at DSi or whatever, I guess its already available at home, so i might just purchase when I get home. while the PSP vita isn't to be released in Oz until either January or February next year, thus the vita is on my shopping list.

    I was thinking of buying a lappie (around $700AUD, or around 60,000 to 70,000 yen). I want a japanese keyboard layout and Japanese version of Windows. i had a quick look today, before being a tourist - but I wasn't familiar with the models. I need to do research here...

    then I thought i might get the Samsung 10.1v tablet, as Samsung kicked Apple in court over its banning in Australia - but I have already an Acer Iconia, so that has been put on the backburner.

    i just purchased an android smartphone - so that's not on my shopping list...

    yup, whenever i purchase a device - i think of screen protectors and protective case. then there is always memory cards.

    sorry, getting sketchy - my thoughts are scattered, I might need sleep. or alcohol.
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    NO! Do not get the 3G model. I wouldn't risk it anyway, from what I can tell the 3G is carrier-locked.
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    hmmm. just what i thought initially...

    alright, I will just get a plain wifi model. besides the 3G data download plans are expensive here in Oz. already have ADSL at home and my android mobile phone, so I really don:t need another 3G device and another carrier to pay...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowman View Post
    NO! Do not get the 3G model. I wouldn't risk it anyway, from what I can tell the 3G is carrier-locked.
    that's not what you told me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboycalstar View Post
    that's not what you told me.
    I've never had a conversation with you about the 3G Vita. o_O
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowman View Post
    I've never had a conversation with you about the 3G Vita. o_O
    yes we did. many times. you told me that if i was going to get one, to go balls out and full retard with the 3G version, despite knowing that it'd be stuck with AT&T for service. if i still lived on oahu, i'd have given it serious thought as i was very mobile there. out here, it's not worth the price tag for service for another device when not leaving the man cave.

    your 2nd argument was that i shouldn't get a 1st gen version of a new console due to bugs and what-not. you scored like 3 points there as is evidenced in another thread about how Sony just took the money and ran.
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    im just gettin wifi only model.



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    okay, had the money out and had the box in hand, when I asked the shop assistant whether I might have issues taking it back to Oz. First, there was no stock of Wifi only, so I had the wifi plus 3G model in my hands. The shop assistant then told me that i can only play games which are bought in Japan.

    So, I ask again, is there region lock?

    I asked the question, and I got both Yes & No. Which is it?

    Who is BS'ing me?

    EDIT - http://forums.gametrailers.com/threa...all---/1265348 - i'm a little sketchy coz I had a long day and lack of sleep last night... so, effectively its region locked in that I can take this back to Oz, but limited to my Aussie PSN account? Didn't quite understand this - too tired to think...
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    I don't know about PSN accounts but it most definitely is not region locked.
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