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Microsoft explains how to import an Xbox One

Ben Parfitt
Microsoft explains how to import an Xbox One

Seemingly keen to soften the blow for gamers in Nordic and Benelux, Microsoft has pointed out that Xbox One can be imported.

The move represents another U-turn of sorts – Xbox One was at one stage designed to be region locked and its previous online-centric approach had previously meant it wouldn’t function in countries where Xbox Live is not officially supported.

But following this week’s confirmation that Xbox One won’t arrive in some European territories until 2014 Microsoft has pointed out that importing is now a viable option.

"When the console launches this November, we will support Xbox One in 13 markets. Xbox One may be used in all countries, including the non-launched markets,” a statement on Eurogamer reads.

“In addition, Xbox One games are not region locked. Any Xbox One game purchased at retail can be used in any country on any Xbox One.

"That said, there needs to be a valid payment method corresponding to a supported launch country in order for any transactions to occur over Xbox Live, and some content may not be accessible outside launch markets due to geographic content restrictions imposed by content right holders."

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