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?

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    Which Xbox? One or 360? Or the original? – Ave Oct 27 '17 at 7:51
  • I think they are usually compatible, but no guarantee, I don't know much about XBox. If the language is settable for games probably depends on the game. – Fabian Röling Oct 27 '17 at 7:53
  • It is the Xbox 1 – Bob Oct 27 '17 at 8:00
  • lol i just look at the "Xbox tag" and it says don't use for Xbox 360 or One – Bob Oct 27 '17 at 8:03
  • Specifically I am looking at Skyrim: Special Edition – Bob Oct 27 '17 at 8:06

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:

  1. Guide button on the controller
  2. Settings
  3. System Settings
  4. Console Settings
  5. 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.

  • Your last statement is not true. I live in an unsupported country and all games, including Xbox Live works just fine. The only effect of the lack of support is that, if you choose your own locale for the marketplace, you cannot buy games through it (as you don't see the games on the marketplace). – Eric Oct 28 '17 at 6:41
  • @Eric so you're tricking the Xbox. That's all. – dly Oct 28 '17 at 8:28
  • now it's true again. – dly Oct 28 '17 at 8:30
  • True but it doesn't change the fact that there is no limitation. – Eric Nov 2 '17 at 7:52
  • @Eric officially there is. It's just a matter of seconds to bypass that rule ;-) – dly Nov 2 '17 at 7:59

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