Datel, the company famous for the Action Replay cartridges, have released a new system to allow PlayStation 2 machines to play import DVD's.

Region X CD and Key from Datel

DVD Region X allows you to play DVD's no matter what their region, by simply plugging the X-Key cartridge into one of the memory card slots, and loading the Region X CD. This then removes the region lock, allowing any DVD to be viewed on any PS2.

Usually European movie buffs get the raw end of the deal, with Americans getting new DVD releases weeks and sometimes months before the UK. Region X also allows fans of more specialist genres such as anime and manga to see titles which may never recieved a release on Region 2 DVD's.

DVD Region X for the PS2 is available in the shops now, priced at 19.99, or direct from Datel's online store at