Initial Setup and Online Pairing

I am planning on purchasing a Japanese Xbox soon to buy some region exclusive games. Right now I live in the USA and in multiplayer games I'd still like to be paired with other Americans rather than Japanese. I heard something about the 'Initial Setup' where you can select the region of your console. So my question is, if during the Initial Setup (I assume this can be changed anytime?) I set the country to USA will the games pair me with other Americans even though I'm playing on a Japanese Xbox, with a Japanese tag, and a Japanese version of the game?

An unrelated question I had: are the Xbox Live subscription cards region-free?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

I'm not really sure. Some games like Halo have an option to "Prefer Region" which takes the region from your console settings and does its best to match you up with your console setting.

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Like I was wondering, is the region from the console settings changeable?

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Yes you can change the locale, but not the actual region of the Xbox. You will still have to buy Japanese games or region-free games.

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