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    buying wii games from usa

    Can anyone advise me on this - my son wants a game for the wii, which is out in USA but not UK or Europe. My friend is going to USA in a few weeks, if she buys it - will it work on a wii console bought in europe ?


    ie is the wii console universal ?

    thanks xx

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormandyRosa
    Can anyone advise me on this - my son wants a game for the wii, which is out in USA but not UK or Europe. My friend is going to USA in a few weeks, if she buys it - will it work on a wii console bought in europe ?


    ie is the wii console universal ?

    thanks xx
    No.

    The european wii's run PAL. The north american wii's run NTSC.

    They are different regions so they are not compatibil unless the wii has been fit with a chip.

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    well, that was a quick reply, tyvm for that . most helpful ! where in NE UK are you? used to live in Northumberland. now in northern france

    thanks wiilson, saved me a bit of money and my son some heartache too. I suppose we will have to wait until the game is launched in Europe. Cant understand why they dont do a global launch on games - he wants Pokemon Battle Revolution, and they keep delaying the release dates - so frustrating for a 9 yr old Pokemon mad fan
    Last edited by Syntax; 09-30-2007 at 12:39 PM. Reason: Double Post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormandyRosa
    well, that was a quick reply, tyvm for that . most helpful ! where in NE UK are you? used to live in Northumberland. now in northern france
    Myself, Middlesbrough near Sunderland.

    It works in a similar way to dvd players as they are also region locked, although there are some region free dvd players.


    Hehe, battle revolution should be released in europe soon enough, I might be picking it up myself.

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    I live near paris HEHE of subject i know

    liv buy a wii and play it

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    Even do I reaaali suck

    pm for for fc (europe only)


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