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Are Microsoft Point codes region-specific?

#1RotuhiiriPosted 5/10/2013 7:08:48 AM
I managed to get an 800 Microsoft Points code for free but it's from the UK while my Xbox 360 is American. Can I use the code or do I have to sell or give it away? I don't have access to my Xbox for a while which is why I'm asking here.

The code is 25 digits in the format XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX if that helps identify it.

Help is much appreciated!
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#2LapanuiPosted 5/10/2013 7:15:53 AM
I did a search and they are region specific.
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#3Super CreaturesPosted 5/10/2013 8:58:08 PM
It actually depends on a few things, mainly the source of the code.

Some codes are region specific, while others aren't.

If it was a store bought card, it is region specific.

If it was a promotional code, such as the ones from Bing Rewards or different sweepstakes (such as the contests advertised on the dash), it may or may not be region specific (for instance, Bing Rewards codes can be used in any region).

Really, all you would have to do is go to https://live.xbox.com/RedeemToken and try to redeem the code (unless you just want to verify the code works without redeeming it, if it works it will automatically be redeemed if you use the site, whereas through the console, you can verify the code works without confirming redeeming the code), if it works it works, if it doesn't you'll get an error message (not sure if it would be a generic Invalid Code error, or a more specific error about the region of the account and the code not matching).
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#4The_Dark_Slay3rPosted 5/10/2013 8:59:44 PM
You could always make another account.