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The U.S. Tekken download hack for PS3

6:58 PM on 01.03.2007 // Robert Summa
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While this may only last for the next few hours or days -- depending on Sony's response time and care level -- there is a hack out right now to download the Japanese-only available Tekken 5 from the Sony online store. Want to know how to do it? Here:

Firstly, you need to add a new user to your PS3. Keep in mind it cannot be a new sub user, it has to be a new user from scratch. Go ahead and add all the credit card information, and when it asks for the country pick Hong Kong, and choose any city. Remember, all of the information will be the same except city and country. After you have created this new account that has a Hong Kong city and country, go all the way to the right on the main PS3 screen and choose account management.

Then choose transaction management, then manage wallet, then add funds. When you add money remember it will be in HK dollars. If you go directly to the PS3 store and try to buy Tekken, it will not work because any amount over $50 dollars and Sony will check if the home address matches the home address the credit card has on file. In order to get around this, add $40 HK dollars to your wallet twice, then go into the PS3 Store and purchase Tekken 5. From there, it will ask you if you want to add more funds to your account, (example $45 HK dollars). This brings you to a total of $125 HK dollars which is roughly equivalent to $15 USD, enough to purchase Tekken 5. Enjoy! 

I'm too scared to try it, so if you got the giant metal balls to give it a go, please let us know if it still works. In the meantime, the rest of us will have to wait until it's officially available here in the States. 



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