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Old 16-10-2019, 12:49 PM   #16
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Might as well re-post this here, to have the info collected in one thread:
https://forums.hardwarezone.com.sg/c...r-6130469.html
- Use the save file method to double check your game's region, based on the product ID. Be totally sure.

- Learn to read the region of the game based on the rating logo. US (R1) will have ESRB rating, the logo has the word "ESRB" at the bottom. EU (R2) will have PEGI rating, the logo is in color has the word "PEGI" at the bottom. Japan (R2) has CERO, again, the word is in the logo, and you can probably tell by all the Japanese words all over the cover anyway. Asia (R3) has various rating logos, depending on country (Taiwan, HK, etc) and is harder to tell. If there is Chinese word (like 輔導級, 中英文合版) it's probably Asia. I think China is a different region though I haven't seen any China version here before.

- There is no Region 0. Region "All" basically means the game is region free, meaning you can play the game on any region's PS4 console (like an American can import Japan games and still play it). All PS4 games are region free anyway (probably a few exceptions due to other reasons).

- DLCs/expansions are not sold on physical discs, unless the physical version has the base game and that DLC bundled together (like the Master Edition of Iceborne). When bundled together, some times the disc only contains the base game, and there is a piece of scratch-and-win type card inside with code for you to claim the DLC digitally. (For Iceborne master edition, the DLC is reportedly on the physical disc already, no need to redeem code.)

- So if you already own the base game, you have to buy the DLC digitally from a PSN store. In this case, you need to buy from the same region to be sure, since different region has different product ID and are basically considered different products, not compatible with each other. (This is also why when you buy a disc base game, think about what region you want. Local shops often bring in R2 cos they can be cheaper, and people just buy them cos cheaper, then get into trouble when expansion comes. Also R2 DLCs are often more expensive than other regions, so that offsets the cheaper base game and you are not saving money.)

- Personal opinion: If it is a game you are going to play for a long long time, like a 'live service' game or MMO-like game (eg. Destiny, Division, and Monster Hunter World), and maybe an annual sports game (like FIFA, PES), it's better to buy the base game in digital version. Since you are going to play it all the time, going fully digital means no need to swap disc or keeping the disc in there all the time (the DLC expansions are going to be digital only anyway).
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Old 06-04-2020, 05:13 PM   #17
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Hey there! i have a R2 version of MHW too. Did you manage to resolve how to get the expansion? UK gift card for PSN is usually more rare, i can’t seem to find it.

I am not even sure you can redeem the R2 DLC code in SG PS Store
I plan to try to create US account when have time, then try to purchase the 1 DLC and see whether it loads to my current SG account or not
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Old 06-04-2020, 06:15 PM   #18
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Hey there! i have a R2 version of MHW too. Did you manage to resolve how to get the expansion? UK gift card for PSN is usually more rare, i can’t seem to find it.
Buy R2 PSN card digitally from Amazon UK. See Game Deals thread, second post.
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Old 30-06-2020, 02:10 PM   #19
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Help!

Hi folks, I have this similar issue but different game. Mine is SG PSN account, i bought the Just Dance 2020 disc, Region All from a game shop and also the Just Dance 12 months Unlimited Pass from PSN store using my SG PSN account and it does not work there error message saying "This content cannot be selected at this time", any idea what is the issue?

I tried to buy the digital version of Just Dance 2020, $62.10 from psn store and it works with my unlimited pass.

Any kind folks can help what should i do and how to use the disc and able to subscribe to unlimited pass without getting problem? Thanks
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