Playing old games on a new console? Any help please?

I was just wondering if this is possible.


I have the new 250GB Xbox and I also have 2 accounts, one which is activate and one which isn't really.  I have downloaded items such as Arcade game, Games on Demand & Indie games from both accounts using spare microsoft points and what not, and so far i have been able to play them like a charm on my Xbox360, no problems at all, doesnt matter what account I downloaded them from.


I understand no content can be transferred between accounts but then I also understand that if a arcade game, indie game or full 'game on demand' was bought on a console, any account should be able to access it, but only on that console, right?


but what if I bought a new Xbox360 at any time (or for example my xbox broke down and i got sent a new one), logged onto both my accounts, downloaded all the games and items i had onto the new console, would I be able to play them without problem or would i have to buy them all again?? (which i think would be crazy as i've spent over £100 on things on the marketplace).... What happens in this scenario?? Is there a way to make them playable on new consoles and what not?


any help or advice would be nice. thanks.



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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

When you purchase content it's tied to your gamertag and the console it was purchased on. When you buy a new console you can transfer the game to the console or redownload it from your download history for free. You can do a license transfer to transfer the license from the previous console to the new console so that all the games will continue to work the same way (

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