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Xbox 360 wrong region

Bought a game from usa and it wont play in australia it says its the wrong region

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  • keithmthunzi Feb 16, 2009

    I have the same problem, but changing the xbox 360 locale doesn't work - it even says under it that it doesnt change the xbox 360's region.

    If there is a way to fix it, it's probably changing region of disc.


  • Anonymous Mar 05, 2009

    I got my XBOX 360 back from service and now it won't play any of my games. I get the same error when I insert a disc.

  • Anonymous Apr 28, 2009

    Im currently stationed in Iraq,bought GTA IV and system dosnt support the disk, wrong region message showing on the display, and i dont have a Iraq listed on the region

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For the region you can goto the system page and in there there is a bit u can change the region.

i did it befor cos i got a usa game from a friend and they told me to do the same.

Posted on Aug 20, 2008

  • Akshay Sharma Jul 22, 2011

    it does not work because it might be using 'NTSC' system which is used in USA ,.. try buying the one with 'PAL' system ,i.e., made in EUROPE(EU)

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