Beamer wrote on Mar 5, 2012, 20:04: I have 10 of those $1 asian copies in my apartment. 4 from Shanghai, 3 from Beijing and 3 from Bangkok. Purchased to see how big of a threat it is. Not a single one runs on a US system, despite repeated claims of being region free.
I'm betting it will work on consoles from the region where it was sold though. They aren't specifically selling it to other regions when they already have many customers back home where the games do run well.
Same thing happens in Eastern European countries and Russia as well and those work in Europe I can assure you. And I haven't even touched South America which is perhaps the biggest market of these $1 pirated copies.