Step by Step Guide to purchasing Games from US Xbox One Store from any region

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  1. InsaneNutter

    InsaneNutter Resident Nutter Staff Member

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    It should be, i purchased a game by switching my region to the US. I have since switched it back to the UK and everything works fine.
     
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    This aint working for me say payment cant be done. Please try a different method
     
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    Easiest way to resolve this is to get an American Xbox pre-paid card from Amazon.com (not Amazon.co.uk) MunkyMagik explained what he did three posts above yours.
     
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    thanks to all who have contributed to this thread!
    i've just purchased titanfall for £15.46

    method:

    1. transfer funds to your UK paypal account
    2. go to pcgamesupply.com and purchase a xbox gift card
    3. change my xbox system location to US
    4. redeem the digital code received by email
    5. purchase funds using microsoft account balance

    you might be able to skip step 1 but it wasnt that much longer for me to add the funds into my paypal.

    thanks all!!

    ****UPDATE****
    Just bought another gift card, $50 from pcgamesupply.com and was able to pay straight from my UK paypal, skipping step 1.
     
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    I would also like to thank everyone who has contributed to this thread, especially Hoffman for the guide and to Epic for the pcgamesupply.com tip. The method above works.
     
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    Hi, do you need a us billing address to use when using pre paid codes?
    i cant use my card or paypal and dont have any friends in america who's address i can use.
    i have bought $15 to test is i can redeem the code but im scared to commit to another $50 then find out it wont let me purchase destiny (pre-download) becuase of my shipping address
    thanks in advance
     
  7. PeterG

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    Thanks for the guide, I'm gonna give Destiny a go. Pisses me off the US version of the game is £40 cheaper than the same UK version...
    Wonder how the pre-load would work and if it beter to wait untill its launched.
     
  8. PeterG

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    I just tried pcgamesupply. Won't let me buy more than 1x $50 card as it exceeds my daily spending limit.
     
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    No i don't believe you do, however i had added one when trying to pay directly with PayPal. Worst case scenario you can look on Google Maps... ;)
     
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    Yes, you still need to add an address on your console during "Check Out" when buying with codes. At least I had to enter an address, phone number, etc last night when I used pre-paid codes.
     
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    Will this option work for me? im in the uk and all i have is a paypal account.

    If im reading your post correctly

    I should transfer money from my bank account into paypal.
    Go to that website pcgamesupply.com and buy xbox gift card
    Go to my xbox and change my region/location fro, UK to US
    Redeem the code that i received in the email
    Buy what game or content I want?

    The guy who you quoted said you need to change the xbox.com location to US and have a billing address for america, Did you do that before you done all the steps?
    Can i ask are you from the uk?

    Thanks alot for this. Hope for a reply soon as i plan on trying this.
     
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    Will this work on XBOX360 console?

    Dear Mr. Hoffman,

    Thanks a lot for putting up this information. I have an XBOX 360. Just wanted to know whether this method will work on XBOX 360 or not. Would really appreciate a response. Thanks.

    Deepak
     
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    No it wont for the Xbox 360, you need to use a VPN and have an Xbox Live account for the region you wish to purchase from.
    For the Xbox 360 have a look at this guide: Xbox 360 VPN setup for Xbox Live
     
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    Is this the correct steps to get this working ??

    Create an account on*pcgamesupply.com*and link to my uk paypal account (do i need a us address for this?)
    Buy a xbox gift card
    Change my xbox system location to US
    Redeem the code received by email
    Buy game using microsoft account

    Do I need to add any other things? In the thread some people are saying create an American billing account via one of the links provided. Do I also need to create one if I'm using PayPal and redeeming.
    Hope for some replies. Thanks alot guys great thread
     
  15. Guillaume Pesci

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    What about HK market ? It should be cheaper than the US and games are in english too
    I can't wait to get my advance warfare console to try these things !
     
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    The Xbox One is not out in Hong Kong until 23.09.14 so its impossible to say.

    However if we look at Xbox 360 games such as South Park The Stick of Truth you are right, the games are certainly cheaper in Hong Kong.

    HK - $25
    US - $30
    UK - £50 ($82)

    For the price we pay here in the UK you could buy the game 3 times in Hong Kong...
     
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    Hi all , i realy enjoy reading the whole artical and posts.i have the next problem a want to buy xbox one but i live in non-supported xbox one country, and i m afraid that it will not work at my country, i m not interest about services just gamin and online gaming. In the post i read that this works for all regions.Can somone confirm that this works in a not supported region.Thanks ALL.
     
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    The console will work fine anywhere in the world, you just obviously will have to buy your games on the internet.
    Or use this guide, choose a region then buy some pre paid cards so you can digitally download games.
     
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    Thx microsoft will have to give percent of my purchase xbox one :) because i search 3 days and nowere i can't find answer evry were says that ip will be rejected by xbla service thx very much again
     
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    Has anyone got banned for doing this?
     

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