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BLES and CUSA

BLESPlayStation games are marked with special regional code, which is usually printed on the side of the game case. The code varies across geographical regions, such as Europe, America, Asia, etc. Blu-ray discs may be locked so that they only function on PS3 systems purchased in the same region, languages in the game may also be different for different regions.

The usual prefixes for PS3 software titles are as follows:

Boxed
Game
Code
PSN
Download
Code
Description
BCESNPEAFirst party title, Europe
BLESNPEBThird party title, Europe
BCUSNPUAFirst party title, USA
BLUSNPUB Third party title, USA
BCJSNPJA First party title, Japan
BLJMNPJB Third party title, Japan
BCASNPHAFirst party title, Asia
BLASNPHBThird party title, Asia

First letter – the storage format. Can be either “B” for Blu-Ray or “S” for DVD.

Second letter – first party game (Sony) or third party game (exclusive or not). Letter “C” for first party and letter “L” for third party.

Third letter is the region. “A” = Asia, “J” = Japan, “U” = United States and “E” = Europe.

Fourth letter: indicates the type of content. “D” = Demo, “S” = Game.

Games that have been purchased from PSN have other codes, see the table above.


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