Xbox/Xbox 360 moving regions?

Discussion in 'Games' started by cazlar, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. cazlar macrumors 6502

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    I'm currently living in Australia, but have just accepted a job in the USA starting in a few months. I have an original Xbox with a bunch of games, and am likely to buy a 360 once I've settled in over there (and a Wii too!). I've just realised though that as well as having to deal with which games have 360 backwards compatibility, that there is likely to be PAL/NTSC issues, and possibly region locking issues too.

    Is there any chance I can run my games on a US 360, or is it a lost cause? I guess I could bring the original Xbox itself, but it's fairly big/heavy.
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Pal Xbox games on NTSC 360, no.

    360 games - a lot of them are region free so it wont matter where you are, even M$ recent releases are all region free.
     
  3. cazlar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Bummer. Oh well, thanks for the reply. I'll have to look into selling them then.
     
  4. aspro macrumors 6502

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    You'd think that the PAL/NTSC incompatibility problems would have been history by now, considering that the Xbox is so powerful and computer hardware has been able to output both for a long time now.
     
  5. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    It's not pal/ntsc it's DVD region lock Region 2, Region 1 etc.

    All Xbox (not 360) games are region coded

    Xbox360 games - most of them are region free
    So yes they are for the most part history now.

    However someone needs to tell Nintendo that still has region locks for wii.
     

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