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I was well frustrated how games like 'High Velocity Bowling' and 'Pain' were released in the USA Playstation store in December 07 for $9.99 each yet if you live outside the USA, we can not buy them and there is currently no release date for Europe.

However, i found a way that lets you make purchases from the USA playstation store that works and i've now got High Velocity Bowling installed and playing on my PS3 here in the UK. (well cool wiii type game) + its worth signing up for USA playstation store even if you dont want to buy anything as there is much more content on there.

- Create new user on your PS3

- Create new account for Playstation Store using a valid USA address (google maps can help, i chose a hotel in California)

- That will all work fine and you will now have access to USA store which has much more content. However, you are unable to buy using a non USA registered credit/debit card.

- Log onto EntroPay website. This will allow you to set up a virtual debit card. Choose to have funds in $ when prompted and enter address (I entered my real UK address). Top up some money to your EntroPay account and they will give you your virtual card details.

- Now log back onto PS3 USA store and add items to basket and pay using your EntroPay card details. Leave billing address as any valid USA address.

ENJOY!
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#1
now thats hot gonna try it out cheers
#2
This is a brilliant find, shame they charge nearly 5% to load onto the card tho....
#3
http://www.idtprime.com

You can also use the above.
#4
Yeah, Entropay charge 5% but games like Pain and High Velocity Bowling are $9.99 each which works out around £5.

So even with charges, still a good price i reckon. Knowing our luck in the UK, when Sony get round to it, they'll probably release it here at £9.99.
#5
Great trick. Wonder if you could use Entropay.com for buy stuff from the USA iTunes store?
#6
i thought usa games dont work on uk machines?
#7
you dont need a *genuine* USA address, a zip code will do. Try 90210. ;)
#8
monkeybrains
i thought usa games dont work on uk machines?

they're downloaded games so not region coded. Same as if you download a film ripped in the USA you can still watch it. :)
1 Like #9
monkeybrains
i thought usa games dont work on uk machines?


All PS3 games are region free, including downloadable content.
#10
Hmm I thought this was common knowledge....
Anyway, you can also register in the Asian store with a new account (just use any address in an Asian country). That's how I got the Gran Turismo demo before it came out in the US store.

PS. I also noticed that games are cheaper in US and Asia stores than in the UK
#11
Totoriko
Hmm I thought this was common knowledge....
Anyway, you can also register in the Asian store with a new account (just use any address in an Asian country). That's how I got the Gran Turismo demo before it came out in the US store.

PS. I also noticed that games are cheaper in US and Asia stores than in the UK


Same :D Japanese and Hong Kong stores too. :thumbsup:
#12
cheers op - might try to get everyday shooter this way..........
#13
Good tip. I'm going to use it to try and buy MS Money (it's an international version but Microsoft wont sell it outside the US anymore).

Cheers
#14
sounds the trick is applicable to XBox Live membership also...right?
#15
Do you think this will work for Rock Band? I really want to download some of the song packs. In fact i'm going to try it tomorrow. Thanks OP!
#16
Are different demos available? It would be rare I would buy anything now. Warhawk didn't blow me away.
#17
Any ideas if this will work with xbox live?
#18
Nice trick, I will have to try it soon. Heat added.
#19
sparc
Are different demos available? It would be rare I would buy anything now. Warhawk didn't blow me away.


Yeah...Well Devil May Cry 4 and Turok are on there at the moment. :thumbsup:
#20
mozza9
Any ideas if this will work with xbox live?


Yeah, I apparently live at the Bank Of America in San Francisco. :-D
#21
Sounds good. If it works for PS3 store, may well try it on US Itunes. Thanks!!
#22
Yes. The same applies to xbox live.

Register a silver account over the dashboard using a US address and you'll be able to get demos and game content early, without having to register a credit card no.

I'm not sure if it works with video content mind. You may have to register one of the details of these e-card type credit cards, although i'm not sure if that's an option when registering on the dashboard.
#23
Good tip but isn't this illegal?
#24
Humperdinck
All PS3 games are region free, including downloadable content.


are you sure as I have heard of people buying the US Warhak pack and it not working with the UK Warhawk, and I personally downloaded the free GH3 add on from the US and it doesnt work on my UK GH3..

games work yes, and I am sure if you dload a US game then a US add on will work, but I think add ons are set to the region of the game..
#25
Brilliant!. Heat and rep added.
#26
You are breaking terms and conditions of PSN and Xbox Live by doing this, just warning people. Chances of getting caught are very slim though...
#27
RedOnRed
Good tip but isn't this illegal?



:geek:
#28
used a uk mastercard and just put in a random us address and everything works
banned#29
RedOnRed;1525103
Good tip but isn't this illegal?


In what way?
#30
Thanks for the advice. You can also use a UK registered MasterCard to buy from the US store as it doesn't verify the address the card is registered to.
banned#31
I don't think you'll be able to to do it on xbox live. I've got a us account already set up and in one of the more recent updates they activated something that identifies where your isp is from. Used to be able to download american videos but comes up with an error these days.
#32
Good info, thanks.
#33
I can recommend Pain. Its fun.
#34
would this work with buying the console do you think?
#35
Can someone see if Super Puzzle Fighter is on the USA store? If so, how much? That's the only game I would buy at the moment.
#36
ranjadaganja;1525245
I don't think you'll be able to to do it on xbox live. I've got a us account already set up and in one of the more recent updates they activated something that identifies where your isp is from. Used to be able to download american videos but comes up with an error these days.


If thats the case, it might be an idea for anyone that wants to continue to do this on XBL to set up an overseas proxy for their modem/router!
#37
anything playable online won't be on a uk server, so unless your mates ahve the same format, you can't play alongside them
#38
Jeff
Can someone see if Super Puzzle Fighter is on the USA store? If so, how much? That's the only game I would buy at the moment.


It is. It's $9.99. GF loves it. You can play online 2 :)
#39
djfluff
It is. It's $9.99. GF loves it. You can play online 2 :)


Thanks very much! I'll get it later tonight :)
#40
Humperdinck
All PS3 games are region free, including downloadable content.


Not entirely true, if you have a SD TV some NTSC format games won't work & some work.

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