Hi All, this is my first thread, thogh I admit I have visited the site many times and learned a lot other "important improvements" for DVD's and the like. But here goes, I don't currently own a PS but plan on getting one shortly. So what is the overall difference between buying a US and a Japanese PSP. I have read on ebay postings that JP PSP's are region free, is that true? Also if buying a japanese PSP, will that present an issue with firmware (1.50, etc..) Thanks to all for your valuable input and consistent work to improve things. for the little man.