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Microsoft opens international barriers to Xbox Live account migration


Microsoft's throwing open the doors on Xbox Live account migration worldwide for its Xbox 360 consoles, today announcing that XBL accounts are now transferable from region-to-region. That includes everything in your Gold level account: Achievements, virtual monies, Gamerscore, and that gorgeous Avatar. Previously, moving from one country to another meant walking away from the Xbox Live-based identity you'd grown so accustomed to -- a real shame, especially for folks who'd stocked up on Xbox Live Points during holiday sales (ahem). Of course, some regional restrictions still apply when you migrate your account -- some services, games, subscriptions, and other digital content disappears depending on regional availability. Microsoft may've opened its borders, but digital content license holders still won't.

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