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Submitted by bunt-custardly 567d ago | news

Xbox One is Hot Property as gamers cross countries to get one

Some gamers left out in the cold with the news that the Xbox One might appear several months later in 2014 are willing to cross countries to get the Xbox One. (Xbox One)

iamnsuperman  +   567d ago
" Danish gamer Morten Skou (one of many) is willing to make the 6 -7 hour return drive from Copenhagen to Flensburg to snag several Xbox One consoles to bring back"

That is just stupid. He could buy one off the internet to be delivered to his house. The cost of petrol would dwarf the shipping costs (hell ebay will no doubt have some with good shipping deals)
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xHeavYx  +   567d ago
I thought the One would only work where it is released? Unless he downloads whatever patches are needed at some point in Germany.
EDIT: You still have to download the patch for the One to be region free, as far as I'm concerned.
Source http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...
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HolyDuck  +   567d ago
As far as I'm aware the console is now Region Free? I'm guessing MS just didn't have the manufacturing power to supply the world.
no_more_heroes  +   567d ago
As far as I can recall, MS have always said that the XB1 and all its games are completely region free.
cyguration  +   567d ago
@HolyDuck

It's region free AFTER the day-one patch.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   567d ago
I thought the day one patch was to remove DRM. I haven't seen a source anywhere that says the patch is required to make it region free, even in the article you posted.

"He also noted that all games are "worldwide signed" i.e. region-free"
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Dlacy13g  +   567d ago
Per the link given by xHeavYx.....

"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. 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," said Microsoft in a statement.

"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."

doesnt sound like that patch is region locked at all.
whoyouwit04  +   566d ago
That's why you should do some research.
BluEx610  +   566d ago
For the Day One patch you need to be logged onto your Xbox's Region internet, give them your name, social security, credit cards, location, and Then you got to sacrifice a goat, drink it's blood, and chant all hail Xbox One for 30 mins. Then after all that you're console will be ready. =) /s....
P0werVR  +   566d ago
Aahhh, the Hanseatic.

I used to be a master trader (Rank President) there.

Those were the days. No one made a move without my say.
bunt-custardly  +   567d ago
Perhaps it's not that easy Superman? Or a guarantee of a day one delivery. From the outside what you suggest makes sense, but in practice might not be feasible if you want the X1 in your hands without delay.
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v6volume  +   567d ago
@cyguration
That's a great point. I forgot all about the Day One patch. You would think they would ship the console with the patch already installed, granted they're about to make all these last minute tweaks
LucasEVille  +   567d ago
Flensburg is on the border of Denmark & Germany, a lot of shops and businesses and even schools have Danish people living and working. No biggy really and the transport is excellent there back into Denmark. (Family in flensburg).
nukeitall  +   566d ago
When you want the best console out there with the best features and games on launch day, it is worth the cost and drive! :D
kevin_X42   567d ago | Spam
dripsavvy2  +   567d ago
I wouldn't cross the room for one:-/
YNWA96  +   567d ago
Why not, does it make you feel insecure?
WeAreLegion  +   567d ago
May I defend both points?

He wouldn't cross the room for one because he doesn't care to play it.

He doesn't feel insecure. Neither should you.
Lord Maim  +   567d ago
If someone declined to be set on fire, would you ask if it was because they felt insecure?
GodGinrai  +   567d ago
Well..I wont have to cross the room..I just yell "Xbox..on."

@Wearelegion

Let dripsavvy speak for himself. Im sure he is a big boy and can handle responding to comments by himself.

EDIT: a dissagree? what are you, his father?
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MysticStrummer  +   566d ago
"Why not, does it make you feel insecure?"

Ridiculous question.
christocolus  +   567d ago
Guys all the posts so far have been void of biased and immature comments kindly do us all a favour and leave this comments section especially if you have nothing intuitive or mature to say... i think gamers need to respect themselves.you guys follow xbox news so much and find a way to turn every positive into negatives in the end we all deviate from the topic..you guys shouldnt start any crap here pls...by the way im glad to know the xbox one is selling really good.
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GodGinrai  +   567d ago
Im suprised nobody has responded with:

"well everybody gave PS3 a hard time for being $600. this is payback"

"Xbots are under mind control by M$, who are also controlling the media"

"kinet Tv blah blah blah you guys have to pay to play online...but I cant wait to get my hands on PS eye cam, PS-cable and I really dont mind paying for PSN"

"yes the dGPU rumours were debunked by MS themselves..but we are gonna bash M$ anyway..just becuz!"

I could go on. It used to be funny. Now its just borderline spam.
alb1899  +   566d ago
But you stop your life and keep reading articles about Xbox just to troll, so maybe is more important for you than you know.
dripsavvy2  +   566d ago
Wow! Quite the sensitive bunch. I wonder if Microsoft also package in some tissues with the console
gamertk421  +   567d ago
To the chagrin of SDF, Xbox One will still be the console choice of many! Long live Xbox!!!
WeAreLegion  +   567d ago
Do they have to murder your family before you stop buying their products or would that not work either?
alb1899  +   566d ago
You have mental problems!
Why you take this so personal, so serious?
I'm 36 years old, I'm plying since Atari and just don't understand why so much hate against a product.
If you don't like it, keep walking my friend, don't waste your time!
CrimsonStar  +   566d ago
lol , wow dude you have mental issues .
Bundi  +   566d ago
Somebody likes Xbox, first thing on SDF's mind, muderng of person's family.

N4G in a nutshell.
DirtyPimp  +   567d ago
keep the uphill fight going.
SuperLupe  +   566d ago
Great to see you got ripped of your bubbles even though you're a hardcore Sony troll.

Alot of your type prosper and get even more bubbles but looks like you werent a good enough troll. Or maybe you should troll 100% of Xbox articles and not just 90% next time.

Oh well, when you reach 1 last bubble you'll come back with another account anyway.
deep_fried_bum_cake   567d ago | Offensive
jaren92  +   567d ago
Well gladly I'm a us citizen and I don't have to worry about that
Pascalini  +   567d ago
Places like amazon will not ship electrical goods to Denmark and Norway etc
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   567d ago
Meanwhile Ps4 is launching {almost} world wide,. so your local electronics store will have stock.
SuperLupe  +   566d ago
I live in Japan.

@below: Im sorry it doesnt do it for me. Troll harder next time.
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sAVAge_bEaST  +   566d ago
No you don't. {you must really be upset about the xbone then, if you did.} -Lying to kick it, what else should I have expected.
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JohnS1313  +   567d ago
The Xbox 180 is hot? Uh oh. Watch out for the RROD.
SuperLupe  +   566d ago
You must be that really uncool kid at the back of the class that has that one dork friend that laughs to your dork jokes.
PFFT  +   566d ago
Will do, you watch out for the ylod OR for those dreaded updates that Sony releases that tend to brick systems.
chaand  +   566d ago
Savage beast ur profile picture is to funny . Like it
byeGollum  +   566d ago
Count us l-lucky smeagol. . We don't have to cross countries for our p-precious . . Yes . . My preciousss.
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