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What is the difference between NTSC PS3 and PAL PS3?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Oct 09, 2020

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L. Sevigny

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L. Sevigny
L. Sevigny, Doctor, Las Vegas

Answered Oct 09, 2020

NTSC stands for the National Television System Committee, and PAL stands for Phase Alternate Line. The significant distinction between the two is the compatibility with older television sets. The NTSC version only works with NTSC tv sets, while the PAL version can only work with PAL tv sets.

Another variable is that the older PS2 and PS1 games are also coded as either PAL or NTSC. Even if you possess an NTSC tv and PS3, having a PAL PS2 or PS1 game would not be capable of playing in the system.

You must have all three under the same specification so that you can play the game. NTSC uses a lower resolution, but the outputs video is around 50fps. PAL PS3 has a higher resolution at FPS4. There are tv sets which can support both systems.

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R. Jones, Student, Postgraduate, Calgary

Answered Sep 07, 2020


NTSC is an abbreviation for the National Television System Committee. This committee is a television broadcasting system that Japan and North America uses. PAL is an abbreviation that stands for Phase Alternate Line. One of the key differences between them is how they are compatible with older televisions.

They are only compatible with certain types of televisions. NTSC PS3 only works with NTSC televisions, while PAL PS3 only works with PAL sets. Another difference between them is the type of games that can be played. For instance, NTSC PS3 is unable to play PAL PS2 games. The same goes for PAL, which is unable to play NTSC games.

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C. Lopez, Chauffer, Chauffer, Watertown

Answered Aug 22, 2019

NTSC stands for National Television System Committee, which is the television broadcasting system used in North America and Japan. PAL stands for Phase Alternate Line. The significant difference between the PAL and NTSC version is compatibility with older television sets. The NTSC PS3 will only work with NTSC television sets. The PAL PS3 will only work with PAL television sets.

NTSC stands for National Television System Committee, which is the television broadcasting system
The NTSC PS3 cannot play PAL PS2 games when connected to an SDTV and vice versa. The NTSCPS3 has thirty frames per second, while PAL provides twenty- five frames per second. Both work equally well with HDTV sets and LCD screens.

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