Sony: No Region Locking for PlayStation 4
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Contrary to the approach Microsoft is taking with Xbox One, the PlayStation 4 will be region free, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed.
Sony has further clarified with Joystiq and other websites that the region-free system will be similar to that of the PlayStation 3. In other words, there will be no region-locked games unless a developer chooses to implement the measure, as Atlus did with Persona 3 Arena on the PlayStation 3. To date, no other publisher has implemented the draconian solution on their games.
“In general, neither digital or disc-based games will be region locked, but we recommend users purchase games at the region of their residence to guarantee the best overall consumer experience (eg, customer service). In addition, certain software makers’ game titles may be region locked.”