Originally Posted by Persian McLovin
LOL you the man.
A) the CECHE model was never released in Japan otherwise there would be a "CECHE00" model and there isn't, do some research as this is false.
B) I don't think some of you are truly understanding what I am saying. Not all games work via software emulation because some have been enabled and some haven't within the PS3s PS2 emulator on a profile-like basis. Without a profile issued by Sony, they cannot be played hence why I am curious as to how there are Japanese-only games that can be played and be played flawlessly which are no use to a software-emulated Japanese PS3 because it does not even exist! This has only come to light thanks to removing region restrictions via Cobra. This works on my CECHA01 PS3 but that is expected as it has full hardware emulation just like its 60gb Japanese counterpart (CECHA00)...but it is strange that it works on software-emulated ones for no reason as without a Cobra playing Initial D Special Stage or Sega Rally Championship 1995 is useless on the software emulator without a Cobra device...why Sony, why?
Sony doesn't use profiles. They're way too lazy for that. If they used profiles, there would be MUCH less issues with PS2 games on SW-BC PS3's.
A profile isn't necessary for a game to run when emulated. It only helps it run better when emulated. Without a profile, the emulator will just use the default emulation settings or however you want to call it.
As for the japanese CECHE model not existing, seems you're right, haven't been able to find it at all.
PS3 Slim CECH-3004A 160GB (500GB)
PS2 Slim SCPH-70004 - FMCB 1.8b