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Do us microsoft points work on uk gamertags?

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  1. sonic_fan82

    sonic_fan82 Banned

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    hi Do us microsoft points work on uk gamertags? Thanks :thumbsup:
     
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    no, i dont think so, im sure i bought some from ebay a year ago or so and i couldn't get them to work on my uk account but they worked on my us account.
     
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    Yeah I'm pretty sure they dont work mate, most of the US sellers state it in their ebay auctions. Its a shame coz they are so blooming cheap.
     
  4. sonic_fan82

    sonic_fan82 Banned

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    4000 points for haf the price of 2000 in the uk
     
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    sonic_fan82 Banned

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    so do us account's work ok on uk console's
     
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    The account will work on a UK xbox,but the MS points won't.
     
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    yes mate
    I have a UK, US and JP account on my Xbox 360 and they all work. I can use UK points for my UK acct and US points for my US acct (which I use for Rock Band). The content you buy is generally available for all gamertags on the machine (if you know what I mean)
     
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    MS Points have always been territory locked, whereas Live subscriptions never used to be, but there are reports these are now locked too.
     
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    Is there any downside to having a US account on a UK console? as in UK content not being available to the US account?

    If not could i just create a new profile on the 360 and say that it's a US account, buy and use US points to download content and then play that content using my UK Gamertag?
     
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    it's hard to know if there would be any issues with content etc as each game is different, I haven't had issue myself but I only use a Silver US acct to get demos etc and Rock Band Content.
     
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    sonic_fan82 Banned

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    where can i get a JP gamertag from?
     
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    lol..you make it up yourself !!

    Just get a new email addy from somewhere and start a new silver acct and choose Japan as country..
     
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    ok Thanks
     
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    the locale is grayed out and it is set to UK
     
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    Why would you want a Japan or US account ??

    Deftones82
     
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    I purchase my Xbox Live Kit which included 12 month subscription and Live Camera in the states and it worked fine on my UK Xbox
     
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    Because they get content early and even content we never get.
     

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