Ok, "import" is probably not the correct term to use here. What we're really talking about is getting access to the Japan or Hong Kong "based" PS3 stores. Yeah, those are the versions of the store that have some cool stuff that the rest of the world technically doesn't... stuff like Tekken 5, downloadable content for Ridge Racer and cool trailers for upcoming games.
Of course, this is just for informational purposes. PS3Fanboy in no way condones you using your hard-earned $600 console to access the content you want and are willing to pay for. While Sony is a global company, the PS3 is a region-free gaming device and they are not blocking your ability to do some transatlantic shopping, this could potentially violate some broad and poorly-worded user agreement.
According to our "sources," it's incredibly easy to get set up on the Japanese or Hong Kong PS3 stores. Just follow these 5 easy steps...
- Create a new user
- While logged in under your new user, sign up for a new Playstation Network account
- During registration, set your country/region to Hong Kong or Japan
- Complete the rest of the process as normal
- If you want to buy stuff, you'll need to enter in your CC info too (you might get a fraud warning from your CC company for charges coming from Hong Kong or Japan)
[Thanks to various "sources"]