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The Wet Chef
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The Wet Chef
Posted on 02 March 19 at 01:42
I hopp this is in the right forum/subforum!

Ok so i have one question.
How do i by games in a different region?
I have tried to change the region but all that happens is that i se another store but i can't by anything!
So i thought that i would by with a second account and gift it to my main account (or just by as gift and then readime it on my main one)

But i don't want to get that Ban hammer from Microsoft/Xbox!

Thanx for any help, in advance smile
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LV 1 Blue Slime
Posted on 02 March 19 at 01:59, Edited on 02 March 19 at 01:59 by LV 1 Blue Slime
360 : Buy 360 console for that region > create account for that region > buy currency for that region.

One : Change console region to the region you want > buy currency for that region. You don't need a region specific account or console for One games.

I'm guessing you need to do the buy local currency step. The simplest way to do that is to buy a card for that region (so a Yen card for Japan) and redeem the code on your Xbox. I usually pick up the cards for Asian countries from playasia.com. Not sure about Europe, haven't had to buy one of those in many years.
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TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 02 March 19 at 04:51
also. Dont fear the banhammer.
AFAIK, the only people who have been banned for switching regions for purchases, was people who made foreign accounts, specifically to get free stuff they werent elligible for otherwise. And that was back in the 360 days.
MS has actually stated that they dont condone it, but they are not gonna do anything about it either.
LV 1 Blue Slime
Posted on 02 March 19 at 04:56
TheMaize said:
MS has actually stated that they dont condone it, but they are not gonna do anything about it either.
Of course not. It makes them extra money :p
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TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 02 March 19 at 05:43
LV 1 Blue Slime said:
TheMaize said:
MS has actually stated that they dont condone it, but they are not gonna do anything about it either.
Of course not. It makes them extra money :p
Exactly. The people who buy all the stacks and complete houndreds of games are where they make their money. Not on the people who buy their yearly copy of COD. Even though xbox live and now gamepass is helping a bit
The Wet Chef
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The Wet Chef
Posted on 02 March 19 at 13:41
Ahh ok :)
My country of choice whas Argentina They have some cheap games.
But to by local currency won't do much cry

With prices like this
https://xbox-store-checker.com/en/game/compare/Tom-Clancy-s-...
it is difficult to argue!

Thanx for the replies LV 1 Blue Slime and TheMaize toast
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The Wet Chef
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The Wet Chef
Posted on 02 March 19 at 13:55
Can payPal work instead of prepaid cards?
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TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 02 March 19 at 14:52
often a creditcard can work. But it depends on your bank.

I can use my danish cards on every market.

Otherwise go for brazil instead of argentina. They pretty much have the same prices, and their prepaidcards are easier to find
The Wet Chef
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The Wet Chef
Posted on 02 March 19 at 15:08
I use Swedbank but my Card is connected to paypal witch i pay on Xbox store!
In theory i should be able to use it when switched region.
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TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 02 March 19 at 15:13
its always worth a try...only thing you need to do, is add an imaginary adress and a card
The Wet Chef
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The Wet Chef
Posted on 02 March 19 at 15:19
Why do i need to add a card?
My card is not connected to Xbox and i can still pay with PayPal!
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TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 02 March 19 at 15:39
well you need to add a payment option for every region...if paypal works, then you go for that. i DO think that only regional paypal will work though
LV 1 Blue Slime
Posted on 02 March 19 at 22:18
I've read pretty conflicting reports about whether you can use Paypal or not. It may be as simple as it only working in certain regions, or maybe it depends on the region the Paypal account is in. Never tried it myself though.
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coinfrenzy
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coinfrenzy
Posted on 03 March 19 at 00:16
wow i really didn't know it was that easy with the xbox 1
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Twinkling82
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Twinkling82
Posted on 03 March 19 at 05:19
TheMaize said:
often a creditcard can work. But it depends on your bank.

I can use my danish cards on every market.

Otherwise go for brazil instead of argentina. They pretty much have the same prices, and their prepaidcards are easier to find
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TheMaize
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TheMaize
Posted on 03 March 19 at 06:44
Twinkling82 said:
TheMaize said:
often a creditcard can work. But it depends on your bank.

I can use my danish cards on every market.

Otherwise go for brazil instead of argentina. They pretty much have the same prices, and their prepaidcards are easier to find
WHAT THE FRIKKIN FUCK?! You're danish? Well whatta ya know. laugh

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