What's the point with the whole different regions, different prices thing? On top of that there's like 10-15 regions and if you don't live in that country you have to basically "lie" as to where you live just so you can run the *** thing.
And the cherry on top is that you can put ANY region you want. So basically nothing stops you from choosing a cheap region like let's say US, putting in a fictional billing address and then just using your XBox that way, buying games at the cheapest possible prices AND enjoying all the extras that the US region enjoys.
So once again, what's the point? We live in the digital age. We are not separated by physical distance anymore. You don't have to ship your games, you don't have shops in all of those countries which have to work with the country's currency. Why are we still being separated then? Why can't South Africa for instance enjoy free games with their Gold subscription? Why does Australia have to pay almost double the price of games?
I bought my XBox the other day and for 3-4 hours i was left awestruck by the insanity of it all. At first i put UK as my location since my country is not even in the list, but when i saw what kind of prices the UK enjoys i switched to South Africa. South Africa was the cheapest i saw, but they don't get free games with their Gold account. Finally i moved to the US. True, i can't use my credit card on the US region, because i guess they see it's not registered in the US, but nothing is stopping me from using gift cards from now on and still enjoying all the extras that the US region offers.
Why was i made to do that sort of thing? On the PS4, i switched it on for the first time, i set up my credit card, it automatically chose my region (Europe) and i have had no problems whatsoever since day 1. And although Europe is a bit more expensive than the US, i haven't had the smallest inkling of wanting to change regions or wanting to whine about it, because it WORKS, it just works and i am not left thinking i have to lie about my whereabouts just so i can have a working console.