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Sony PS3 Super Slim 250GB for $279 (or 500GB for $299) + $29 Shipping from Kogan

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Got an email said Kogan is having a deal on this new model of PS3. It is a tempting price for 250GB model but i think i have to pass it since i'm an xbox fan :).

Region support: As it is a Hong Kong model, it supports Blu-ray discs of Region A (Japan/USA/Asia) and DVD movies of Region 3 (East Asia/South East Asia).

Edit: 500GB model link: http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/sony-ps3-super-slim-500gb-game-c...

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  • +1 vote

    Good price, only issue is that these appear to be sourced from HK, so they will be region A for blu-ray and region 3 for DVD (not an issue for games though, which are region-free).

    • +1 vote

      huh really? never knew blurays were region locked..

    • -2 votes

      There is no issue for Blu-ray and PAL Games.As lots of blu-ray are now ALL regions, and games for ps3 are region-free as well except "Persona 4 Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena".
      I have got a NTSC-J version PS3 for 2 years, working good with blu-ray which I got in JB Hi-Fi.

      • +1 vote

        no one trust me TAT

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          I dunno why people thumbed you down for =/. Like you said there is only one region locked PS3 game (persona 4 arena), I'm not sure how DLC would work though, do you need to download DLC based on the games region or your PS3's?

          BluRays however are a different story and probably best not to get it if you plan on watching them

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          It's probably because you were dismissive of the Bluray issue in the very first words in your post and it was largely misleading when the comment you were responding to was in regards to films.

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      But then again some people probably have a region B player already, adding this PS3 to their setup effectively gives you multi-region (given that I'd presume region C discs would be relatively hard to come by given it includes "remaining central and south Asian countries, as well as China and Russia."), just have to remember which discs work with which player.

    • +1 vote

      Sorry to hijack your comment:

      Most BR movies are not region locked. IIRC, studios like Universal, Warner, Paramount release BR region free, whereas others release a mixture of locked and unlocked titles.

      I know it's kinda annoying that different studios have different policies. Some movies would even be labelled on the package as locked "Region A" but are actually not and can be played on any region.

      Before making any purchase head over to http://regionfreemovies.com and http://www.blu-ray.com/ to find out whether or not your titles are indeed locked. Both databases are quite comprehensive and from my experience so far, pretty accurate as well.

      PS3 games aren't region locked but a small minority of online "unlock codes/keys" may be.

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    Thanks for posting. I just got the email too.

    Thanks xyron for the update.

  • +6 votes

    Shipping fee is $29
    Would pay $20 more to get the 500Gb version
    http://www.kogan.com/au/buy/sony-ps3-super-slim-500gb-game-c...

  • +2 votes

    So it's true, fanboyism is still a thing.

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    What Bluray and DVD Region is Australia's?

    • +1 vote

      Region B, and Region 4.

      Sony makes some of the last DVD playback devices on Earth that are still region locked and have to be firmware hacked to allow playback of legally bought material.

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        ah cheers,
        So it can't play Aus BR or DVDs? But games are fine?

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        OK right well I don't think that's right because my Australian bought PS3 slim is DVD region free and I can play any of the region 2 DVDs from Amazon UK and region 1 DVDs from Amazon US on it. Well this was the previous PS3 model though the PS3 slim 160GB. Why would the new PS3 model be DVD region locked?.

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          But this isn't an Australian PS3, its shipped from Hong Kong.

        • +1 vote

          I see it's Asian stock that explains it. That's a little deal breaker.

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          Which model is DVD region free?

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          I bought a PS3 at BigW in December 2011 and can report it's definately region locked. B/4. I would be amazed if any PS3 came region free out of the box. Sony owns a movie studio after all.

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          quarrymaster: None. Every PS3 is region locked for Blu-ray and DVD. A user must install modified firmware to get region free playback capability. Games are not region locked.

  • +5 votes

    Hmmm nice find, but I personally find the Region-Lock to be a deal breaker :(

  • +1 vote

    i find it funny how theyve put the information on regions in a lighter gray coloured font, shouldnt they be Bolding this text to ensure customers know it wont be able to play Aus DVDs and Blu-rays, thats just an issue waiting to happen

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    Nice but I would rather buy Australian system

  • +1 vote

    It's alright if you plan on buying only Region A Blu-ray movies from Amazon US I suppose. But it will also play ALL region Blu-ray movies and there's a lot of them.

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      This, I don't know why anyone would want a Region B player unless you really value convenience.

      I mean Region B Blu-rays are literally 70% off the price here.

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        Yeah it probably isn't the end of the world. Region B is ok too mind…you can use The Hut, Zavvi or Amazon.co.uk which are all perfectly good too. If I had to choose I'd go B as it offers the connivence of local and if price is an issue, there the UK stores.

  • +1 vote

    I don't think this should be sold in Australia. It's not intended for this region and whilst some people may be aware of its media playback limitations, a lot of consumers won't.

  • +1 vote

    Well with this console at least I can finally import and play Persona 4 Arena :/

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    So long as you have another Aussie BR/DVD player. As a secondary player this allows you to play Region A BR which you may or may not ever need. All the DVDs and BR disks I buy are ripped to NAS anyway.

  • +1 vote

    Australia code-shares BLU-RAY regions with UK - Region B, so as long as it is built 'for Australia' it will be fine. Your milage may vary for DVD though, as UK is Region 2 whilst AUS is Region 4. But most of the Region 2 dvds I own are actually dual region-coded 2 and 4 - I've got a fair number of dvds and BLU sourced from UK to vouch for this.

    And you can buy 'REGION FREE' BLU from USA, for many titles (usually not FOX ones though), they'll also work fine.

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      These are Asian stock PS3 though which is Region A Blu-ray and region 3 DVD. It doesn't share the Region B.

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        Wow… Region A is USA, must be code-shared with Asia. And region 3 dvd is useless imo.

        • +1 vote

          Region A Blu-ray is also hong kong and south east asia. And since these are PS3 stock coming from Hong Kong it's Region A. You can buy all your Region A Blu-ray movies cheaply off Amazon US and play them on it no worries.

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    Does it play region 4 dvds as well?

  • +4 votes

    Has anybody else tried to return anything to Kogan? It's a nightmare. They have a 14 day return guarantee, but they wait 10 days before they tell you how to return with and give you the return ID. Then, when it doesnt arrive within 14 days they say it wasn't returned within 14 days so you dont get a refund. I will never, ever, shop at kogan again, EVER.

    • +1 vote

      I returned a Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone. It was a pain-free experience they arranged a corier and the courier came and picked it up on the day promised.. They even emailed me when they received it and when my money refunded. I was surprised with thier professionalism.

  • +1 vote

    Movie studios have different region coding policies. Among major U.S. studios, Warner Bros., Paramount Pictures, Universal Studios, Sony Pictures and Walt Disney Pictures have released most of their titles region-free.[137][138][139][140][141][142] MGM and Lions Gate Entertainment have released a mix of region-free and region-coded titles.[143][144] 20th Century Fox have released most of their titles region-coded.

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    Do these have the reverse controller buttons like Japanese models do? That's a bigger concern to me than its movie playing capabilities, it was a PITA on my imported 60g console

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      I thought all asian ps3s have reverse controller bottons. These shouldnt be any different.

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        but they have english language in most of their stuff, I wouldn't be too sure if they reverse X and O. You sure it's not just Japanese ones that do that? (Japan and Asia are two different regions in this context.)

  • -3 votes

    6yr old piece of crap that can't even run 1080p natively and is the reason most games in 2012 still look like its 2007.

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