Xbox One from the US (Region free? Advantages? Disadvantages?)

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  1. glennuk1

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    Hello all,

    My wife is from America, and will be there for 4 weeks over the summer.
    I am thinking about buying an Xbox one.

    My question to you is the following;

    Is xbox one completely region free? Will it play all games? Will it not play UK/Asia (Two other places we live at various times of the year) Blu Rays? Dvds?
    The advantages of getting one in the US? For me so far i know this is going to be cheaper.
    Disadvantages?

    Anyone with experience in this?

    Is it same as 360 in the fact it just needs a plug adapter, rather than a current coverter etc.
     
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    The Xbox one is region free (Games). So you can buy one with no worries at all. Not too sure about input power (110 - 220/240V).

    Main disadvantages would be Warranty related (If your kinect/console packs up and dies).
     
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    Thanks Lungwun.
    We visit the US often enough that warranty wouldn't be too much of an issue i think. But that is definitely something to consider.

    If it is like the 360, I have used it in asia and europe with just a plug adapter so hope that would be the case too.

    Any idea if the Xbox One would play ANY region DVDs/Blu Rays?
     
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    The Xbox one is region free for games.

    But for DVD's and Blu-rays, it is region locked. So your Xbox from the states would only be able to play region 1 discs
     
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    Thanks mate.

    Was debating if it was region locked stopping in England on the way to the US to get one, but as its region free, think i will just get one there :)

    Thanks again for the help.


    Now on the off chance anyone has used one from the US in Asia can you let me know if you used some kind of plug adapter or power converter
     
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    Also heard there may be DLC issues
     
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    I'm also very interested in this.

    I took my UK 360 and PS3 to the US and all I had to do was change the power cable to an American one.

    I'm living in the US still but return to the UK next year. Thinking of buying an Xbox One but can anyone tell me if you can change the power cables? The ps3 for example, it's just a regular kettle lead that needs changing
     

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