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Regional lockout is the programming practice, code, chip, or physical barrier used to prevent the playing of media designed for a device from the country where it is marketed on the version of the same device marketed in another country.

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Is Mass Effect 2 region locked? [duplicate]

I found a Mass Effect 2 game in one of the stores in the Philippines, but they said that my Xbox must be a US Version, and that it won't work as my Xbox is a Japanese Version. I later found out on the ...
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What will happen to my 3DS when I move to a different region?

Recently I bought a 3DS in America, but soon I'm moving to Australia. I've heard that the device is region locked, so I know that if I buy any games in Australia, they won't work on my 3DS. I want ...
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How do regions work for XBLA?

So I have a Japanese Xbox 360 and, after changing the console's language to English, it's deceptively identical to an American one. But the 360's region locked for disks, and I'm not really sure how ...
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Is DLC for region free games region free too?

I know that DLC is region locked for PlayStation4 games. If a get a region free game (the one that has free on the globe on the back of the box) will I be able to run the DLC for my game that was ...
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Any conflicts with DLC from a Dutch PSN account when playing a UK PS3 version of South Park: Stick of Truth?

Unfortunately, here in the Netherlands we only have the censored version of South Park: The Stick of Truth for the PS3. Both the US and UK versions are uncensored. I am considering ordering the game ...
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Are Playstation 4 games locked to a certain region?

This question has been asked before, but it was for PS3 and Xbox 360 and was asked August 2010. This time around my question goes specifically to PS4, since I'm moving from Mexico to Europe and I was ...
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Are DS games region locked?

I have a friend in South Africa who is thinking about buying a Nintendo DS. It's hard to find games in her city, though, so I was thinking I'd buy several in the USA and mail them to her. Would this ...
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Can I play UK games on a French Xbox 360 or vice versa?

I have just bought an French Xbox 360 from a French friend with 30 French games. Can I use this console back in the UK on Xbox Live? Can I use the games on an English console? What will my limitations ...
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is it possible to play a Japanese Xbox 360 game on a US Xbox 360 console? [duplicate]

If I were to buy a Japanese Xbox 360 game and have it shipped, would I be able to play it on an US console out of the box? If not, how would I go about doing so, if it's possible all?
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Can Xbox One codes for Fifa 14 (Day One edition) be redeemed worldwide?

Mirosoft announced a while ago that games on the Xbox One would not be region locked. However, some DLC might be. As the system is not quite clear on what is possible and what not, I am doubting ...
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Is it possible to have two accounts from different regions on a PS4?

I used to have two accounts on my PS3, one in the UK and another in the USA. I used each one of them to download Exclusive Content which was unavailable in each region. Sometimes I would buy games ...
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Can I purchase a PS4 in Italy and use it in Australia?

i would like to buy a ps4 for my boyfriend that lives in australia as xmas present, but in australia preorders are for ps4 to come in february. i live in italy and was thinking to buy it here so i ...
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Playing disc-based games from other countries

If I buy a playstation 4 from America and bring it back with me to South Africa, will it be able to play games I buy on discs?
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Access online play on PS4 from a country with no local PSN and no foreign credit card

I can not play online on my ps4 because I need to put my billing info before using codes. The problem is I am from Qatar and I use the USA as my region for my main account. I tried making a Qatari ...
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Is Kinect Star Wars Region Free?

I want to know if Kinect Star Wars PAL is playable on a NTSC-US Xbox 360. Thanks
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Xbox account region change - what about NTSC/PAL?

So it appears that it is possible to change the region of your Xbox Live account. That's great news since I've moved to another country and had difficulties buying games on marketplace since my credit ...
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Do I have to mod my xbox 360 console to play region free games?

Do I have to mod my xbox 360 console to play region free games? I bought my Xbox 360 in Japan so I would like to know if i have to mod my console to play region free games as I live in south africa... ...
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Is there a way to remove the region lock on a 3DS and still connect to the nintendo store

I have an old DS Lite, and I want to get the Etrian Odyssey series, but the 4th one only came out on 3DS, so I'm going to get a 3DS. But since the 3DS is region locked I was thinking of getting all ...
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Do US PS1 Games downloaded from Playstation Network work on a PAL PS3 Console

i've been reading up on Shin Megami Tensei Persona 2 Innocent Sin and released that unlike the Snow Queen Quest in the previous game, Shin Megami Tensei Person 2 Eternal Punishment carries on after ...
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Is there a way to bypass the Steam region lock?

I want to check out a game but when I view it from Steam, it says: "This item is currently unavailable in your region" Is there a way to go around this limitation? Not simply by using a proxy to ...
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Are SNES PAL games before 1993 region locked?

Are SNES games before 1993 region locked? I have lots of SNES games from 1993 and 1992 which I really wanna play on something like a SupaBoy, which is an NTSC system.
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How to make sure a steam key I redeem yields me the uncensored, not the German edition?

I want to buy the games offered in the current Humble Weekly Sale. What do I have to do in order to get the uncensored version? In particular, is the country of purchase defined by where the IP I ...
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How do you tell the region of a 3DS game from its case?

How do you tell the region (America, Europe, Japan) of a Nintendo 3DS game from its case? A Wii game usually has "PAL" on front side if it's an European release, but how does a 3DS game indicate its ...
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Regional differences in Borderlands 2

General question: Are there any differences in Borderlands 2, based on the game's region code? Specific case: I received a game coded for Region 3, but I live in the U.S.. Are there any ...
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How is the Wii U's region locking applied?

Can someone please let me know how the Wii U is region locked? ie. what are the regions that games can be bought from for both the Wii U and how this applies to backwards compatibility for Wii ...
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Some US Xbox 360 games not working on my xbox360 - claiming region lock

I have two games: Skyrim and Fifa 13. They are both NTSC-U games but my NTSC-U xbox blocks me from playing the games due to region block. The xbox was bought in Japan while on a trip there, but at ...
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Can I play PS3 games from another country?

I'm going to buy Assassins Creed 3 on amazon.com, but my friend told me if I buy it from there, I can't play because I have a PS3 from Iceland (where I live). It is true? Does the PS3 have region ...
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Is the PAL version of Halo 4 playable on an NTSC Xbox 360?

I have an NTSC Xbox 360. Can I play a PAL Halo 4 on it?
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Is there some way to determine your Wii's parent region?

A friend of my Wife's bought a Wii seconhand from some-person. They cannot purchase games via the Wii store because they get a message stating that the game is not available in their region. Since ...
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Xbox 360 region protection - system link between PAL and NTSC

I live in a country where we have a mix of regions here since all consoles are independently imported. So I have an NTSC Xbox which I bought in the US some years ago. Me and my friends are going to ...
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Are Playstation 2 saved games (esp. Gran Turismo 3) portable across regions?

I've been playing the Japanese release of Gran Turismo 3 on my PS2. What happens if I take my PS2 memory card, and use it with the American release of GT3? The GT games use an arbitrary "Credits" as ...
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Are PC games and expansion packs region locked?

Title pretty much says it. If I have the US version of a game (physical disc media, not Games for Windows edition or Steam download) and get a UK edition of an expansion pack, will they work? ...
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How can I know if a game from an NTSC region can be run on a PAL console? [duplicate]

On a PAL xbox system - I can run some NTSC games. Is there a way to know which NTSC game will run on the PAL console just by its cover?
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Does the absence of a region restriction notice mean a game is region free?

Steam has begun to display region restriction and language info for some games, as seen in the picture. Does the abscence of such a notice indicate that the game on offer is completely region free and ...
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Are Battlefield 3 Premium keys region restricted?

I'm considering buying boxed CD key for Battlefield 3 Premium, as it has significantly better price than one in Origin Store. Are these keys region restricted in any way?
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I just bought an Xbox 360 game with wrong region. What should I do?

I just bought a game (Forza 4) for my Xbox 360 (bought in the US). When I tried to play the game, it wouldn't load because of region issue. Is there a legal way to solve this (no crack)?
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How to play Xbox 360 NTSC-J games in Europe?

I was 6-months in Japan and played Monster Hunter Frontier Online(who looks to be ip adress restricted game) with my hostfamilly' japanese ip adress and everything was perfect. Before coming back to ...
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How to play a region locked xbox 360 game and use my region's account on it?

So I realized that their have been a lot of xbox 360 games made in Europe & Japan that haven't made it to the US. I found out though that setting up a PAL or NTSC-J xbox 360 to play these games ...
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Is the Game Boy Advance slot on the DS region-locked?

Would I be able to play an American Game Boy Advance game on my European DS via the GBA slot at the bottom of the device? I know the on the whole Nintendo don't region-lock their portables (at least ...
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Can you import Mass Effect 2 PS3 save into Mass Effect 3 if the games are from different regions?

Most PS3 game save I tried aren't compatible with different regional versions of the same game, but does Mass Effect 3 allow you to import a Mass Effect 2 save from a different region? For example, if ...
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Are boxed PC retail copies of Skyrim region-locked?

I've heard that all PC copies of Skyrim require Steam activation and am wondering if this is forcing region locking. I want to buy a UK copy of Skyrim and be able to activate/play it in the USA. Can ...
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Will games from the UK work on consoles from Portugal?

I am planning on going out to Portugal soon and I am wondering if I should bring out some Xbox 360 games for a friend that stays there, as the games cost a lot more there than they do here. So, ...
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Can I play UK (region 2) DVDs on a US (region 1) Xbox 360?

Okay, as my friend just shipped me her Misfits (UK only show) DVDs so I can catch up on them over my holiday week- I am wondering if I should look at investing in a region free DVD player on my next ...
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Can I play DS games from any region on the 3DS?

I have a North American 3DS, and I really, really want to get a copy of the DS game Freshly Picked: Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland. However, the only way to get it in North America is to import a European ...
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Can you play a Japanese N64 Game on a European console?

Back in Europe I have a N64 console. As I am currently living in Japan, I find myself tempted to buy some old N64 games in Japanese. However, the articles about the N64's region locking usually assume ...
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Which console versions do Amazon.com sell? [closed]

Since they are in the US, I'm assuming Amazon.com sells the North American one? Or do they sell both? I am looking for the European version but I don't see any version in their catalog: ...
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Game compatibility on Wii

I have recently acquired my sister's Wii(PAL) from Australia. I live in the Philippines(which is an NTSC region). She sent me a NBA 2k11 with the Wii(PAL) and I was hoping if I could play any NTSC ...
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Is the Nintendo 3DS region-locked?

I am thinking of buying a 3DS when the price drop comes into place in America, however I live in Australia. Will Australian 3DS games work on a North American 3DS?
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How to change installation region

I have two starcraft accounts on different regions - one on NA server and another on EU. Right now I have the NA client installed, which means I can only log into the NA battle.net. What is the best ...
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Does the EU release of Pokemon Black / White work in a NA DSi?

The Japanese version of Pokemon Black & White does not work on North American DSi systems. But But the Australian version of it works on a Japanese 3DS. Does anyone know if the European ...