Moving to a new country

Hi all,

I realise this may be something already answered but, after checking for about 30 minutes on these forums, I couldn't find any identical situations which could give me an answer - my apologies if this has already been covered though!

Last week, my UK bought xbox360 (1st released version) finally died on me.  However, because I was already in the process of moving to Japan due to work, I didn't really care that much.  I bought a new Japanese xbox360 yesterday and, luckily, all my non-Electronic Arts games work fine.

However, I have 3 questions in relation to my situation:

1) Why don't EA games work on my Japanese xbox360 (I brought 23 games over with me and only the 3 EA games are refusing to play)?  Is there a patch or way to make them work?  I am not fluent in Japanese and don't really fancy forking out again for games that I have already purchased.

2) If I buy downloadable content (eg: gears of war 2 map packs), will I have problems?  I am on a Japanese xbox360 which is tied to the Japanese xbox live marketplace.  I have a UK version GOW2 and am not sure if the extra maps will work or not.  I did NOT buy them before leaving England so I can't just try re-downloading unfortunately.

3) Will a UK points card work here in Japan?  Not a huge issue as I only have 60 MSpoints right now but I have no idea where I can buy them from as the 4 games stores I entered had no idea what I was talking about (I don't yet have a Japanese credit card so I can't buy direct from Amazon or MS).

Thanks in advance for any help that can be given!

Chris

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

Might be worth adding:  I signed up with a new account when I went through the initial setup process (couldn't work out how to log in using the "El Hutcho" account that I am currently posting with

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1) I'm not sure about that myself.

2) If you're using an account with a different region than Japan, then you can run into issues if you try to download region locked content. If you're using a Japanese account, then you shouldn't have any problems.

3) Points cards are region locked. If you're still using a UK account, then you would need to purchase UK points. If you're using a Japanese account, you'd need to purchase points from Japan.

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