Xbox One will be region free, as will its games which is good news for those wishing to import the console in regions where the Xbox One will be delayed. However there might be some restrictions depending on the game, and Xbox Live purchases might not be possible if a console account doesn’t match its region Microsoft confirms Xbox One import details.
The Xbox One will release at a later date in the following regions:
Speaking to Eurogamer, Microsoft reiterated the following:
“When the console launches this November, we will support Xbox One in 13 markets. Xbox One may be used in all countries, including the non-launched markets. In addition, Xbox One games are not region locked. Any Xbox One game purchased at retail can be used in any country on any Xbox One,” said Microsoft in a statement.
“That said, there needs to be a valid payment method corresponding to a supported launch country in order for any transactions to occur over Xbox Live, and some content may not be accessible outside launch markets due to geographic content restrictions imposed by content right holders.”