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Are region locks on the disc or the Xbox itself??

#1LukamiPosted 2/17/2013 7:43:21 AM
I thought it was based on the hardware but I had my Xbox repaired and the people said its the disc that's locked so there are some games I can play from other regions if the disc itself is not locked, is this right??
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#2DarkSymbiotePosted 2/17/2013 7:47:51 AM
If a disc is region locked then all 360s can play it. But if, let's say, it is PAL then only a PAL 360 will play it.

The console itself isn't region free.
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#3Lukami(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2013 7:52:08 AM
Does that mean it doesn't matter where I buy my Xbox?
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#4DarkSymbiotePosted 2/17/2013 7:54:06 AM
Lukami posted...
Does that mean it doesn't matter where I buy my Xbox?


As long as games are either region free or correspond to your console's region. Tell me where you plan to buy your system and maybe I can help.
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#5headwounds13Posted 2/17/2013 7:54:15 AM
From: Lukami | #003
Does that mean it doesn't matter where I buy my Xbox?


It definitely matters where you buy your xbox.
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#6Lukami(Topic Creator)Posted 2/17/2013 5:11:00 PM
Quote:Lukami posted...
Does that mean it doesn't matter where I buy my Xbox?


As long as games are either region free or correspond to your console's region. Tell me where you plan to buy your system and maybe I can help.

@DarkSymbiote

I have a US xbox and brought it to Taiwan, the guy repaired it and I asked if it can still play US games and he said yes. He then also said it can play Taiwan games and I was surprised because I thought it could only play US region games so he explained that its the disc that's locked
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#7zaiwenPosted 2/17/2013 6:39:08 PM
It's probably the games that are region locked, not the console itself. I have a US live account running on a ntscj console... i borrowed the walking dead retail disc which is a ntsc version. It won't run coz the game is region locked to ntsc consoles, but when i downloaded the same game off the marketplace, surprisingly it worked.
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#8DarkSymbiotePosted 2/17/2013 7:33:23 PM
Lukami posted...
Quote:Lukami posted...
Does that mean it doesn't matter where I buy my Xbox?


As long as games are either region free or correspond to your console's region. Tell me where you plan to buy your system and maybe I can help.

@DarkSymbiote

I have a US xbox and brought it to Taiwan, the guy repaired it and I asked if it can still play US games and he said yes. He then also said it can play Taiwan games and I was surprised because I thought it could only play US region games so he explained that its the disc that's locked


US 360s support NTSC-U games and Taiwan NTSC-J games. Region free will work for both and sometimes both NTSC games can work as well.
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#9Super CreaturesPosted 2/18/2013 8:53:42 PM
It sounds like what he really means is he got his console modded when he says he got it "repaired."
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#10SierraReiPosted 2/19/2013 12:18:38 AM
Basically - it's both.

Each disc has a region code, and each console has a list of region codes it can play built into its firmwre.