Is this game region free? (pic included)

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    will an original 2001 xbox "NTSC" game work on my japanese "NTSC-J" xbox360 console?

    since it only says "NTSC" instead of "NTSC-U", does that mean the game is not region locked?

    thanks for the help!
     
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    Depends on what game it is and if it's BC supported.
    Some games are region locked.
    Mostly JAP only.

    Chances are high you can run it.

    Edit: on a hacked 360, you can play it.
     
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    the game is shenmue 2.
    i guess i will just have to get the more expensive JAP version just to be safe....oh well :(
     
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    Quick google search revealed that it's region locked.
     
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    yeah i saw a lot of those other threads where UK PAL console owners were asking if the american version of shenmue 2 will work on their console and were told that the game is region lock. even so, i was holding out hope that maybe there's a slim chance that somehow it would work on my ntscj xbox360.

    i thought that maybe the backwards compatibility software in my xbox360 console would ignore region codes, or maybe the NTSC code in shenmue 2 only locks out PAL console and not NTSC-J consoles, i mean afterall it does says "NTSC" on the box instead of "NTSC-U" so maybe there's a chance it will work....or something like that....oh well. :cry:

    thanks so much for the help!
     
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    NTSC is an output, it has to do with the mid 1900's televisions n what not.

    NTSC the the main in the US and Asia, PAL is the main in Europe and Oceania.