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Anyone got a Jap PSP?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by glitch, 20 Jan 2006.

  1. glitch

    Mobster

    Joined: 8 Nov 2005

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    I've been offered a Jap PSP, brand new and with some PSP goodies, for a bargain price. A stupid price in fact. All legal and above board too.

    Does anyone have a Jap PSP? What problems have you encountered with using it?
     
  2. fergie666

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 28 Dec 2004

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    i have a ceramic white jap psp

    have encountered no probs with it

    only thing is that the o button is used to select and x is used to go back a step
    (reverse from uk psp)

    just takes a few days to get used to

    jap psp's are same region as uk ones, so it will play all uk umd movies no probs and it'll play games from any region

    BUY IT !
     
  3. munkyfunk

    Hitman

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    Location: worcester

    Jap PSP here aswell, had it for over a year now with no problems .
     
  4. FeFiDoh

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 7,584

    Location: Swindon

    also the same altho im very bored of it and selling it on

    what firmware does it have on it? Think im safe to say there is a program u can d/l that will reverse the buttons back to normal. Its free to distrubute so cant see harm in mentioning it :D
     
  5. LoadsaMoney

    Caporegime

    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

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    Location: In a house

    Jap one here, had it for months and months, had no problems with it at all, im to going to sell as ive never used it for about 3 months or so now, its just sitting here somewhere collecting dust, been meaning to sell it for ages now, just aint got my ass into gear and done it lol. :)

    If your a fan of driving/racing games then go for it as thats all you can get apart from the odd one or two.
     
    Last edited: 20 Jan 2006
  6. jklc

    Hitman

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    Got another Japanese PSP here collecting dust. It'll probably go towards my HDTV fund when I sell it :)
    Its region 2 and games have no region lock out so they might as well be UK PSPs anyway.
     
  7. glitch

    Mobster

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    Does that not change when using a UK version of the Firmware?
     
  8. munkyfunk

    Hitman

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    Location: worcester

    Don't use UK firmware on a jap PSP.
     
  9. glitch

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    Is there any particular reason?
     
  10. GSXRMovistar

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    Also got a Jap PSP and didn't realise there was an issue with the buttons, but not owning a PS2 (and so long since I've used a PS1) I've not had a problem. If you can get it at a good price then go for it.
     
  11. LoadsaMoney

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    Its not recommended by Sony, you can use the UK firmware on a Jap PSP, but its at your own risk, as it could cause your PSP to lockup etc... so its best to use the Jap updates, thats why Sony doesn't recommend it. :)
     
  12. Firestar_3x

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    Location: Leafy Cheshire

    Got a Jap psp Fireware 1.5 (For Various Reasons) not had any issues with it at all works great, don't update a Jap psp with a UK firmware it will screw it up basically.
     
  13. blueshift

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    Location: Reigate surrey

    dont buy one no guarantee, as ive learnt
     
  14. 0gami

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    Location: Manchester, England

    I had a Jap one over 8 months ago no problems whatsoever.
     
  15. fergie666

    Wise Guy

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    Location: Northern Ireland

    my jap psp has uk fimware 2.6 on it with no probs at all

    didnt change the x & o buttons back
     
  16. Energize

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    You just send it back to sony, they dont care where you bought it from my experience with them.

    Just make sure you buy a ver 2.00 or under psp.
     
  17. blueshift

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    im afraid they do?
     
  18. Energize

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    Like I said from MY experience with them they dont. Ive returned stuff to them before and they never bothered about it.
     
  19. glitch

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    OK, there seems to be some confusion over the Jap PSP/UK Firmware issue, but if it doesn't change the X and O buttons back it might not really be worth it! That was my only thought about changing the ol' firmware in the first place.

    If I was playing a UK game on a Jap PSP, running either Jap or UK firmware, are the X and O buttons only swapped in the PSP menus or does this affect the games as well?
     
  20. GSXRMovistar

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    Nope, if the game same hit X then X it is. I believe the usage swap only applies to the system menu.