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Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby Dustin » Tue 10.27.2009 4:20 am

This came up on another forum, and it's true, SOME PS3 games have the Japanese version on our domestic discs.

Battlefield 1943
Devil May Cry 4
Home
Little Big Planet
Lost Planet
Ninja Gaiden Sigma
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Resident Evil 5
Resurrection
Soul Calibur 4
Street Fighter 4

Simply set your OS language to Japanese and throw in the game, if it has a Japanese version, it will boot up as if you were using a Japanese PS3

Feel free to add to this list, as I love to save money on importing ^_^

P.S. If the game was released in North America before Japan this probably won't work, but if it was released in either Japan first or at the same time, it's much more likely to have this great freebie built in ^^
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby keatonatron » Tue 10.27.2009 5:01 am

Well it makes sense, especially when the games are region-free; they don't have to master two seperate editions for North America and Japan. :wink:

Nice feature though, thanks for the post!
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby Dustin » Fri 10.30.2009 7:50 pm

I added Soul Calibur 4 to the list, anyone else that comes across games that can be played this way let me know so I can go buy them, as well as update this list ^_^
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby v10japan » Fri 11.26.2010 4:53 pm

RESURRECTION
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Another item to add to the list- Ratchet and Clank Future: Tools of Destruction ($15 on Amazon)

Great list by the way!

EDIT: Little Big Planet has Japanese support as well :D
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby Dustin » Fri 11.26.2010 6:43 pm

Thanks for the update!
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby v10japan » Fri 11.26.2010 10:27 pm

If anyone's interested in a game that isn't on the list above, I found this site: http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-Lounge/Japanese-PS3-Games-Which-ones-have-English/m-p/32440545. It's a list of some Japanese games that have English support.

Now, obviously most of those probably aren't true the other way around (Eng>Jap), but a lot of the ones on the list above are marked as "100% bilingual" on the other list. Use your discretion, but this might give you a good guess as to which games could have the translations.

It's also a 3-year old list (well, 3 years and one day to be exact :P ), so more recent games aren't on there. If anyone can dig up more Jap to Eng lists, please post them!

EDIT: Ok here's a much more complete list haha :) http://www.gaijingamers.com/showthread.php?2459-PS3-Japanese-Release-Games-English-Support-Information-THE-LIST. The ones in blue are potential candidates.

EDIT2: another edit :)
After cross referencing the lists (idt I've ever used that term... it's used far too often in movies XD), I found that every item was blue except Street Fighter IV which was red (Jap doesn't support eng), but that makes sense considering it's originally a Japanese game I think? Also, I noticed Infamous was I marked as Jap w/ Eng support, but my copy of Infamous doesn't have Japanese support... :\ Again, this makes sense b/c it's an English game.
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby themonk » Mon 09.05.2011 8:18 pm

@Dustin san- - out of little experience with video games and play station 3: Do you mean that if you set the os to Japanese Language, then the game will play with Japanese voice over or, with Japanese characters on the side?

I am asking this, because I am contemplating buying a PS3, after reading your post. To illustrate my point, look at this title, Yakuza 4.

One of the reviewers stated:

Reviewer: Michael John Mele "PSN & Xbox gamer..." (Tampa, FL.)

First off, this game is not for everyone, it is an acquired taste for sure. The game is along the lines of Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, it plays more like .... The game is a Japanese port, so all the spoken dialog is in Japanese with English subtitles.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/community-cont ... B003QX4F7C

I happened to be at a Video Game concert this summer showing Final Fantasy (sorry, I forgot which one it was). I remember seeing the kanas, and, Kanjis, on just about every frame.

Is this what I can expect when playing video games on the list that you so meticulously prepared?
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Re: Domestic PS3 games containing Japanese version on disc

Postby breather1234 » Wed 11.05.2014 11:46 pm

These are the North American discs with Japanese text option (usually audio also) that I've confirmed by playing.

PS3 games with Jap version:
Dragon's Dogma (haven't tried Dark Arisen)
Devil May Cry HD Collection (1, 2 and 3 Jap!)
Devil May Cry 4
Little Big Planet (game of the year edition)
Lost Planet 1
Lost Planet 2
Mass Effect 3, in Trilogy set (regular version has no Jap, and neither do 1 and 2 of trilogy)
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 1
Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
Ninja Gaiden Z Yaiba
Resonance of Fate
Ratchet & Clank Future Tools of Destruction
Resistance 1 (greatest hits; no jap audio, just text)
Resistance 2 (greatest hits)
SoulCalibur 5
Star Ocean Last Hope International
Tekken Tag Tournament 2
Ultra Street Fighter 4

PS2 games with Jap version:
Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition (Regular edition changes only cut-scenes))
Jak 2 (note: HD collection version is not Jap)
Onimusha Warlords
Onimusha Dawn of Dreams
Silent Hill 2
Silent Hill 4

3DS games with Jap version:
Resident Evil Revelations

PSP games with Jap version:
Final Fantasy 1 & 2 Anniversary
Final Fantasy 4 Complete Collection
(Jap version of "Resistance: Retribution" has Eng or Jap by system language - incl. full voiceovers for both)
(? Silent Hill Shattered Memories, by system language, but this might have been a Japanese disc)
SoulCalibur Broken Destiny (by system language)
Tekken 6 (by system language)
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