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Do games bought in America with no region code on the packaging work in Europe?

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For PS3s, yes, for 360s no.

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Hi my son has bought a game from america and we are in the uk , it wont work , keeps saying not right region is there anything he can do so it plays on his xbox 360 thanks traci


Unfortunately there is not. Games, DVD's, ect, are all region coded and can only be played in the region they are specified. There are some devices that allow you to change the region code 1, maybe 2 times before being permanently locked on that region. Xbox is not one of these types of devices. Hopefully the game that he bought from America is available in the UK or coming soon.

On a side note, there is one expensive option to getting his game to play, but that would require you buying and having an xbox 360 shipped to you from the US. Then he could buy games from either UK, or America and use the appropriate region coded xbox!

Sep 13, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Well i bought a game called 2k8 basketball here in philippines, but i bought my xbox on australia, then i tryed my game and it said, ( The disc's region code is incorrect for this consol ) so how can i...


Sorry you can't fix it. Most games are Region specific meaning that they are playable only on Xbox 360 systems from the specific region that you have. If you bought your Xbox 360 in Australia then it is likely PAL system and can only play Pal games.

"Determine whether the game disc is from the same region as the region where you purchased the Xbox console. To determine the region, view the back of the game package. Look for one of the following codes:

* NTSC: North America and South America (United States, Canada, Mexico, Chile, and Brazil)
* NTSC-J: Asia (Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Taiwan)
* PAL: Europe, South Africa, India, Australia, and New Zealand"

If the game you have doesn't match with your Xbox 360 Region then you won't be able to play it. (but a few games are playable on multiple regions, check list below)

Check out this site prior to buying games to help identify which games that aren't PAL might be still playable on your system.: http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-00-3-xbox360_compatibility_guide-49-en-84-t.html

Notice that NBA 2K8 US version is not compatible with PAL system. If you had bought the US version of NBA 2K9 then it would have worked.

Aug 06, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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When i put naruto ultimate ninja storm in my xbox 360 it displays a region code error it's my favourite game so please tell me the solution to run it


Hey there,
The systems have region codes, therefore if this game comes from another country... PAL (EUrope) display format does not work on NTSC (America)...

Jun 29, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I bought a game inported from japan but when i played, it wont let me due to a region pattern , and i dont kno what that mean


Hello there,
Video games, just like DVD, have regional restrictions placed on them. If you buy a game from Europe, you will only be able to play them on consoles designed to work in Europe. This is the same for Japan, America, Australia, etc. Unfortunately, there is no legal way for you to be able to play a Japanese bought game on an American system or vica versa.
Here is some more information on "Regional Lockout." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regional_lockout
I hope this helps. Thumbs up if you think so!

May 02, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 3 40GB System

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Some videos will not play in my region


Some videos have a region lock on them that will not allow them to be played in any other region. America is NTSC and in Europe, it's PAL. On the back of most DVD's and games, and least in America, as far as I know, they all contain the NTSC logo on the back, verifying that said disc can be played in America. As far as downloaded videos go, you can reformat some videos to remove the region code, but it will not work in all cases. Repost if you need more info.

Nov 01, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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When i put my game into my console that i bought from america it will not load and says the reigion code is wrong for your consol how can i fix this so i can play


Hello, the problem is that your console has a different region lock. Games bought in europe or japan, won't run on an usa console, and opposite. So in order to play, you have to buy only american (ntsc) games.
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Aug 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have just bought a Toshiba SD590EKB dvd player and it will not play certain discs, it keeps on saying wrong regional code. How can I solve this problem?


Check the back of the dvd player and it will have a small sticker with a small picture of a globe (or earth) and it will have a number being one through to six, this will determine what region discs you can play in you machine. Ill list the regions and their codes, i hope this helps.

Region 1 - The U.S., U.S. territories and Canada.

Region 2 - Europe*, Japan, Middle East, Egypt, South Africa, Greenland.

Region 3 - Taiwan, Korea, the Philippines, Indonesia, Hong Kong .

Region 4 - Mexico, South America, Central America, Australia, New Zealand, Pacific. Islands, Caribbean

Region 5 - Russia (former USSR), Eastern Europe, India, most of Africa, North Korea, Mongolia

Region 6 - China

Good luck.

Nov 25, 2009 | Televison & Video

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Wrong region code this disc region code is incorrect for this console.i got this game from oversea, on ebay, it is band new, but does not work, can you hepl


for now, there is 3 disc region codes,

ntsc for north america and south america, (united states,canada,mexico,chile and Brazi)

ntsc-j for Asia, (hongkong Japan, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan)

pal for Europe, South africa, India Australia, and new zeland


if your console was bought in us, you should be able to use game discs with ntsc region code, this is shown on the cd itself and the case of the cd...



Jun 28, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Pro System Console

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PS3 region


This may be a problem with your ps3 as they are region free. mine is from china and plays all british games fine and blu ray movies email sony @ Help_UK@uk.playstation.com
hope this helps!!

Jul 27, 2008 | Sony Playstation 3 (PS3) Console

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Region code


YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHANGE YOUR REGION CODE 
PSP'S ARE REGION FREE
I BROUGHT SOME GAMES FROM CANAda and i livE IN THE UK
THEY WORK PERFECT

Jul 02, 2008 | Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) Console

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