34 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on May 9, 2011
-By far the coolest looking of all PS3 models currently available. Hardware wise this is the same PS3 you know and love, with only a couple differences. First this is ONLY available in Japan and Asian regions respectively. Second for those that live outside the region it may also be noted that X is O, which means you use O to confirm and X to cancel. Third DVD playback is restricted to the region from where the console is brought from, which means if you buy a Japanese model you have to use R2 DVD's for playback or R3 DVD's if you buy anywhere outside of Japan. Blu-ray however is the same as in the U.S. since its region A. (PAL users should opt for a HK model as PAL is used in the HK region.) Last but not least power usage and voltage: If you live in the U.S. buy the Japanese model since Japan use 100-110v, which will work with any American outlet. For European and Australian users, use should consider buying the Hong Kong or Korean version of the console since they are rated with 220-240v rating.
DVD - Region 2 (Japan), Region 3 (Hong Kong, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore,etc)
Blu-ray - Region A (Disappointment for EU users)
Control Scheme - X is O in Japan and Asia. X=Cancel O=Confirm
Voltage - Japan (100-110v) Asian (220-240v). **If your region does not match the power rating of the console you will have to buy a transformer or converter w/ the correct plug port in order to use the machine in your region.**