Questions tagged [region-lock]

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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Are Guild Wars 2 Gem keys region locked?

I saw an offer online for a Gem key that you can activate with a code. Now, it does say 'Region:EU' but I wanted to be sure and ask if I can or can not activate it even though I play on an NA server? ...
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Do USA DS games work in AUS? [duplicate]

I bought a Nintendo DSI console in 2011 from Australia and I would like to buy a DS game online but it ships from America. Would the game still work on my device?
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Can you play European N64 games on a Japanese console?

Can you play European N64 games on a Japanese console? That's the question. I can get a Japanese console pretty cheap, but I've collected quite a few EU games.
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Do Nintendo Switch game card contain multiple languages?

According to the FAQ on Nintendo website, the Nintendo Switch console and its games are not region locked. However, will a game card bought in a region contain languages of other regions? For example,...
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Transferring saves between different-region versions on same account

I purchased Horizon: Zero Dawn abroad and played it on my Brazilian console and account. I really enjoyed it, so I purchased its Frozen Wilds DLC, only to discover that DLC is region-locked. So ...
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What language versions exist for Assassin’s Creed Syndicate (PS4)?

Having a physical blu-ray disc (PS4) in mind: What different language versions of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate exist? I believe that all different editions (Standard/Rooks/Gold/...) actually share the ...
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I'm moving to the U.S. in a few months; what will happen to the games in my Indian Steam library?

Everything that's in my Steam library has been purchased from the Indian Steam Store. What will happen to them when I move? Will I still be able to play them or will they be locked?
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Can a Japanese “Pokemon Gold” Virtual console game be downloaded to an American 3DS/2DS?

As the title states. Is it possible to use a Japanese VC download code on an American new 2DS XL? I recently bought all Japanese "boxed" releases since they were cheap but didn't realize there ...
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New Nintendo 2DS XL - Switzerland Region Lock [duplicate]

Recently I bought the New Nintendo 2DS XL in Switzerland together with 2 games. I just realized that the games are French/German edition. Now, I have to go back to Italy, does this means that I can ...
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What is the purpose of region-locking video game systems? [closed]

What is/are the purpose(s) of region-locking video game systems? Is it a decision made by the console's developer (i.e. Nintendo) or this is enforced by governments? As far as I remembered, it began ...
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Best way to get a worldwide giftable copy of the game?

I am infrequently participating in Random Acts of Gaming, a subreddit for giving away games. I wanted to buy and give away a copy of the game I love. However, both the game publisher site and the ...
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Query Regarding PS Plus and the Region issue

When I first got my PS4, I made an account, registered it in USA and started playing. A few weeks later, I made another PSN account on the same PS4 with region UAE this time. Will the PS Plus UAE ...
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How can I play Pokemon USUM while living in the US on an European 3ds xl?

How can I play the upcoming pokemon games here in the US (I'm currently working here) using my european new 3ds xl. Buying a new 3ds xl is NOT an option. Clearly I can't buy a physical copy of the ...
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Can European bought games work on an American Xbox One?

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 ...
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Can I make imported PS4 games work region free?

I have bought some used PS4 video games (MGS5, Black ops 3, BattleField 1) from eBay. Will they work region free and will I also be able to play online?
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Will I be able to play my Steam games when I move from Russia to Germany? If not, what can I do?

I will move to Germany this Tuesday and live there for one year. But I have bought all of my Steam games in Russia (where I currently live), and some of the copies are likely region-restricted. Will I ...
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Will I get banned by using region restricted games on Steam?

After receiving a game gift which was country restricted, I had to change my Steam store and activate that game by changing my IP. what are the chances of getting banned or anything similar for this ...
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Does a PAL PSP game work on a NTSC system?

Does a PAL PSP game work on an NTSC system? In other words, is there a region lock on PSP consoles?
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Can I play Nintendo Switch in a country where I don't buy?

I'm definitely going to purchase the Nintendo Switch. However, I travel all year round and thus wonder if it can be played in a country where I don't buy it. In the case of the Nintendo 3DS, you can ...
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Is it possible for my Russian friend to gift me a game in the UK?

Simply put, I want to get 7 Days to Die and my friend (who lives in Russia) said he will buy it for me as a gift rather than give me money because it is cheaper for him. However, I was wondering if ...
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Is the Nintendo Switch region locked?

Many Nintendo devices often come with regional locking, which means if you purchase a device in one country, you won't be able to play games from another (generally). Is the Nintendo Switch also ...
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Does “region” in “region lock” mean the PS4 device's region or the logged in account's region?

I bought my PS4 in Vietnam and logged in with an account which I registered the location as USA. There seems to be a region lock for DLC so I want to determine my region before buying the game.
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Will a UK-bought Gamecube Memory Card work in the USA?

I have a UK-bought Gamecube and Wii (which I have been told will not work with US televisions), and some Gamecube games (which I have been told will not work with US Gamecubes/Wiis) - is the same true ...
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Is the 2DS region locked? Will I be able to play NA games on a Japanese System?

If I purchase a 2DS from Japan, will I be able to play American games on it?
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I downloaded a game to my console. When I open it, it gave me this error: “This disc's region code is wrong for this console.” What should I do?

I bought Sonic Unleashed from Xbox Store and it gives me this error. I am a student so I can't buy a new console. As this game is digital, I don't know the region code.I live in Turkey and we use Pal ...
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Is an SD card inserted into Nintendo 3DS also region-locked?

After I found out about the region-lock on the Nintendo 3DS, I wondered if an SD card that the 3DS uses to save the game data on is also region-locked. For example, can you use an SD card that is ...
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Can I play Pokémon Sun and Moon purchased in another country?

I want to play Pokémon Sun and Moon, which has been just released, but when I tried to download it, I found that my 3DS didn't have enough disk space, so I'm going to purchase a physical disk. ...
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Can I download a game from EU E-shop on the Wii U whilst in Australia?

I don't have a Wii U yet but am after a specific game (underground), only available on EU E-shop, but I live in Australia. Is there a way to buy Wii U here, then connect to EU E-shop, download the ...
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Playstation - Game and DLC different countries

Can I play a PS3 game bought in Korea with the Canadian DLC? Here's the situation: PlayStation 3 PSN: Canadian Physical game: Korean (FFXIII-2) DLC: bought using Canadian PSN
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Does 3DS Streetpass work in different regions?

If I have a European 3DS (Italy), can I Streetpass a Japanese 3DS? Is it possible to exchange data for region-locked games? I am especially interested in Streetpassing Monster Hunter Generations (...
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PS4 DLC code and region

I'm looking to buy the Rocket League Collector's Edition- I already have the base game, I just want the DLC codes which come with the Collector's Edition. My PSN account is Brazilian but I'm ...
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Are PS+ free games region-locked?

I have a PSN account that belongs to region X. It has a PS+ subscription. I have acquired many games throughout the years; some are PS+ free games, some are digital medias bought from PS Store. I'm ...
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Will a North American SNES Power Adapter Fit In a Super Famicom?

Today, on eBay, I bought myself a Super Famicom for $23.80 shipped, coming from Japan. It's pretty dirty and the case has turned yellow from oxidation, but I thought it was pretty cool and intend on ...
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Are there advantages of having a Japanese vs an American 3DS?

I am from India, and I am planing to order new Nintendo 3DS XL from Play-Asia. I am looking at either a Japanese version or an American version. The Japanese version is cheaper for me, but I don't ...
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Is there a legal way to obtain games not available in certain Steam regions?

I'm currently living in Japan. These are the games that I want to buy but for some reason (publisher's discretion?) is not available: Valkyria Chronicles Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm series Is there ...
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Will Nintendo eShop cards work cross-region?

I am from Singapore, which uses the American region for 3DSes and eShop cards. A friend bought me a 3DS from America when he went there. I set my NNID to Brazil to be able to use the eShop. Will I be ...
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Will an NTSC N64 Rumble Pak work in a PAL controller?

I know that the question is very similar to this question (N64 Transfer Pak) (I did not ask that one) but this is for the rumble pak
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How does region/language locking work for Legacy of the Void?

If I buy a StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Battle.net key from a Russian shop, which says it's for "a Russian-language version, intended for activation in Russia", what are the restrictions exactly? ...
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Playing UK-bought games on a Japanese GameCube

So I've just moved to Japan and couldn't bring my GameCube with me (though I did manage to bring my games). I just bought a GameCube today (Japanese), and was hoping there is some way to play UK games ...
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American 3ds, but I'm in France

I recently asked about zelda tri force heroes being region locked (link here Can you play with players worldwide in Zelda triforce heroes? ) And now I'm wondering, since my 3ds was bought in the USA, ...
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Does the original N64 Animal Forest game work with N64 Passport?

I am desperate to play the original Japanese N64 Animal Crossing/Animal Forest game. Before I go and spend money on a cartridge and passport, does anyone know the Passport works with the Japanese N64 ...
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Can you play American games on a French Nintendo 64? [duplicate]

I bought 2 Nintendo 64 games off the Internet and I want to know if I have to buy an adapter for my French n64. So, is it possible to play American games on a French Nintendo 64?
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Is it possible to get US games from the PAL Eshop on Wii U?

So there are certain games which I want to play on Wii U VC. However, given that I live in a PAL region, many games on virtual console are the 50Hz counterparts. Is it possible to access other regions'...
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Replacing region-locked games with global on Steam

A few months back I bought the "Polish-only" version of Black Ops 2 and replaced the Polish language files with the English manually. Because I'm tired of doing this, I wondered if I would be able to ...
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Can a UK 3DS play USA DS Titles? [duplicate]

I want to buy Pokemon Soul Silver, a USA version, in order to play it on my 3DS. I know the 3DS is region locked, but is it region locked for DS games? Need an answer generally or specifically for USA ...
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Playing PSN bought games on separate PSN account

I am thinking of buying a couple PS3 PSN games from the US PSN with a US PSN account since they're having a sale. I download the games, and then switch accounts to my main (Australian) account, would ...
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Is it possible to activate and play Mortal Kombat X in Germany? [closed]

I'm wondering if it's possible to activiate and play Mortal Kombat X over Steam, in Germany, even though I would have to get it from another country. I know it's against Steam's rules to use a VPN or ...
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How do I change my Nintendo Network ID?

Actually, I have a lot of questions. See, my previous home was in Mexico and my Nintendo Network ID has that country registered. Now I live in the USA and I want to use dollars to buy cards for the ...
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Are the Steam region locks backwards compatible? Are there any workarounds?

Just recently, there has been an update to Steam's region locking, which affects gifting where games that are region locked can be activated on accounts outside the countries it is locked to, but ...
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PlayStation 4 dlc different region

Hi I've encountered a problem. I bought my ps4 in NA. It came with free download from the PSN store. I brought it to Singapore with me. I signed up a Asia pan account. I can't download the games ...