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October 27, 2013 5:53:21 PM

Hey guys.

To begin with, I live in Greece, the PS4 and XONE will be released here in the middle of December. What I want to ask is,if I bought the console from,say,amazon and it got here way before they got released in Greece,would I still be able to use it or is it like Region-locked?

Another thing is that many features of the XONE are about things that are available only to US citizens,things like NETFLIX or even the TV channels like ESPN. I mean would it be worth it for me to go for the XONE over the PS4 when many features wouldn't be available to me because of my home country? Or would the features adjust to the things available in Greece? How would they actually work here?

And lastly,when the time comes,which side will you prefer? Sony or Microsoft?
Thanks in advance! :) 

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October 27, 2013 6:01:01 PM

No, PS4 is not region-locked and is a better console in general.
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October 27, 2013 6:35:15 PM

So I would be able to get a PS4 from NA at launch and still play it in Greece,before it gets launched here?
Also,if I DO get it from abroad,will there be any implications with the games bought in Greece? Because a friend of mine has a PS3 from Greece and a COD game from NA and when he bought a DLC for the game,it wouldn't let him use it.
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October 27, 2013 8:51:46 PM

You know, I'm not a console guy but I think you'll be fine, I have many friends from Turkey who bought games/consoles from NA and they work. :) 
giorgos123 said:
So I would be able to get a PS4 from NA at launch and still play it in Greece,before it gets launched here?
Also,if I DO get it from abroad,will there be any implications with the games bought in Greece? Because a friend of mine has a PS3 from Greece and a COD game from NA and when he bought a DLC for the game,it wouldn't let him use it.


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October 27, 2013 11:28:37 PM

I remember clearly that my Xbox 360(Purchased in Denmark, Scandinavia) did not work in the United States.

And there have been rumors that not all, but some games may be region locked if the developers of the games request it...But I think by default, the PS4 will be Region Lock Free, with games whose Devs require it, excluded.
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October 28, 2013 4:44:39 AM

PS4, like PS3, is completely region-free so all games work on all consoles. Xbox One also made it region-free with their 180° changes.

Some restrictions remain, however, if you buy a game that's released in North America, you need a North American PSN account in order to buy/download DLCs for that game. The same goes for Europe/Japan games. It's not a big issue though. You can have multiple accounts. Since you're in Europe, you can use a European PSN account and buy digital version of games through it and you won't have any problems. Disc-based games in your country will also be PAL region games so it's the same.

In case you have NA games, you can create a US PSN account and add credit via US PSN cards, which can be bought online, and buy DLCs and games from the US PSN store.

So in short, the console will make no difference. Regional games require their respective region's PSN account for additional purchases.

With Sony's first party studios and history, PS4 is the more promising console.
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