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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.

[via digitaltrends.com]

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User Comments (7)

Tasuki

#1

Tasuki said:

Not surprising since it seems that every console nowadays is region locked.

Unca_LzStaff

#2

Unca_Lz said:

So is there any advantage to the PS4 aside from TV, sports, and Call of Duty?

Trikeboy

#4

Trikeboy said:

If Sony does with PS4 what they did with PS3, that will be yet another nail in the coffin for Xbox One. If you don't know, region locking is optional on the PS3.

hydeks

#5

hydeks said:

and that's the final nail in the coffin for me with xbox one shakes head in disgust what happened to the xbox I remember? I bought the ps3 because I import ALOT, how can anyone be excited over a new xbox that seems to block everything, or charge a fee for everything. All the power to the current Xbox fans, but my money is going elsewhere.

hydeks

#7

hydeks said:

@Tasuki lets pray it don't...but it could. I think I'm more down on Xbox lately cause I have had nothing but bad like with there consoles :P

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