Xbox One Region Lock May Be A Problem If You Travel


We already know the console’s controversial stand on used games and its requirement of a regular connection to the Internet. But one gray area remains. The Xbox One’s region lock, which isn’t just the game’s expected region locking, but the console itself.
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On the Xbox.com website, there are disclaimers saying “Requires account on Xbox Live in an Xbox One-supported Xbox Live country” and this has raised some questions regarding taking your Xbox One to an “unsupported” country, so a number of Twitter users have turned their questions to Microsoft’s Xbox Support Twitter accounts to try to find out what this means for traveling gamers.

Let’s just say the responses have not been promising as they suggest those who travel a lot with their Xbox One will “be able to play when you return home” if you to travel to an unsupported region. Damn. This console gets less and less attractive. And if you choose to import the Xbox One in an unsupported region, Microsoft suggests that person “wait until the console is available in their region“ as “unsupported countries would not have the full experience.” They are making it very easy to go with the PS4.

Source Ubergizmo

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