Hello I live in the UK and i'm interested in buying a 60GB PS3 from eBay.
My options are the following:
The 60GB PAL.
The 60GB NTSC-US.
The 60GB NTSC-J.
My first question, are the all the above PS3's region free for PS3 games?
(I have heard that the Japanese PS3 is PS3 games region free)
My second question is there any difference between the NTSC-US and the NTSC-J?
Right I have considered the following:
The NTSC versions of the 60GB model has the 'Emotion Engine' chip and I have heard that it has better backwards compatibility with PS2 games than the PAL version that uses software emulation but because I live in the UK my games won't work.
But with this said am I better off getting either the NTSC-US version or the NTSC-J version and waiting for custom firmware which will most likely remove the region lock for all PS2 and PS1 games.
So which region 60GB PS3 would you reconmend?