Xbox One Will Be Region Locked
Posted by Ken Barnes
Just in case there was any doubt at all
It won't be surprising to many (or any), but the Xbox One will feature a regional lockout, it has been confirmed.
If you aren't aware, region locking is the process of preventing games or software from one region from playing on another region's version of a console. So, if you buy an Xbox One game in Japan (and we wish you good luck with that), then you won't be able to boot it on your UK console, and vice versa.
The practice has been in place for absolutely years, going back as far as the Nintendo Entertainment System, but Microsoft has confirmed to DigitalTrends that its still alive and kicking with the Xbox One.