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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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 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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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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Buying games across countries with GameTreeOnline

I am currently sitting in Sydney for a summer break and I want to buy games from GameTreeOnline. Unfortunately, their 'security' mechanisms prevent me from using my bank account while in Sydney, ...
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Are there any region-based server limits in ArmA2?

I am planning to buy ArmA2 (since I keep hearing and reading great things about the game!), yet I'd first like to check whether it is possible for players of versions bought in different places (e.g. ...
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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 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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Online games region restrictions [closed]

Is it possible to buy games in Asia (from web or when on holiday) and then play them in Europe? I'm worried that they may be some region restrictions on them. It's mostly games from US or European ...
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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 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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Can I use a US PSN account with Reg ALL physical copies?

When I visit the store to buy Freedom Wars PS Vita, there are only Reg ALL/Asia for physical copies. As far I know the downloadable content in region 3 (Asia) copies only works with a Play Station ...
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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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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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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?