I live in Europe and I have an American console so can I buy games over here and would they work on this console? Or is it region locked? And second, if I do buy games overseas, can the language be switched to english? Or since it is a German game would it automatically be put in German?
The console and games are completely region-free. You can set your locale and language in the console's options and from there you're good to go.
You can find the settings here:
- Guide button on the controller
- System Settings
- Console Settings
- Language and Locale
The only limitation are countries where Xbox Live is currently not supported. You can only play or get games which require Xbox Live if you're using Locale settings of supported countries.
Click for a list of supported countries.