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    Bring NTSC Wii into PAL country

    Dear all,

    Will a NTSC (American) Wii work in PAL country (Asia)?

    My TV says it is "Video Playback: NTSC, PAL" so will it work?

    Thank you very much!!

    *** Addendum ***

    Sorry for the confusion.

    I'm a total newbie.

    I just moved from California to Beijing.

    I saw the Japanese Wii in Beijing for $300 USD with modchip.

    I'm not sure what to do. I don't like modded stuff.

    Might Nintendo somehow lock out modded Wii's in the future like what happen to modded iPhones?

    Thanks!
    Last edited by fireflywii; 11-12-2007 at 03:56 AM.

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    Why would you want NTSC, PAL gets good games earlier.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsteroids
    Why would you want NTSC, PAL gets good games earlier.
    lol? I think you've mixed them up, America and Japan = NTSC. The only good game we got first was Mario Strikers Charged. As per the original posters question I think you should be fine. You do realise that you will have to import all your games from a NTSC region though as the Wii itself is region locked.

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    PAL country (Asia)?

    ...huh


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    I'm a total newbie.

    I just moved from California to Beijing.

    I saw the Japanese Wii in Beijing for $300 USD with modchip.

    I'm not sure what to do. I don't like modded stuff.

    Might Nintendo somehow lock out modded Wii's in the future like what happen to modded iPhones?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monsteroids
    PAL country (Asia)?

    ...huh
    Yeah most of Asia is PAL...

    Quote Originally Posted by fireflywii
    I'm a total newbie.

    I just moved from California to Beijing.

    I saw the Japanese Wii in Beijing for $300 USD with modchip.

    I'm not sure what to do. I don't like modded stuff.

    Might Nintendo somehow lock out modded Wii's in the future like what happen to modded iPhones?

    Thanks!
    I generally recommend against modded consoles. You should be fine if you only play games from the consoles region in your modded console. Nintendo can brick you though if you're updating a game from another region. Or so I've heard.
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    I was thinking about this as well before I bought my current wii.

    Because the release dates in the US are so much better. I think you will need a few cables to convert the signal from youre ntsc wii to your pal tv
    Tip of the day:
    A big mistake a lot of you make is that wiiware games will be free.

    Wiiware is just the same like the virtual console. Its different in that it offers new games instead of old console games.

    I can think of some easy games ( Like tetris and some other in that direction ) that can be free but the majority will cost money.

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    As for the question about "wiil it work" it will
    Most modern tvs can handle NTSC signals

    Quote Originally Posted by fireflywii
    I'm a total newbie.

    I just moved from California to Beijing.

    I saw the Japanese Wii in Beijing for $300 USD with modchip.

    I'm not sure what to do. I don't like modded stuff.

    Might Nintendo somehow lock out modded Wii's in the future like what happen to modded iPhones?

    Thanks!
    So far I dont think the big N have done anything to stop modded wiis working (Mircosoft have you cant play a modded 360 online)
    I was gonna get mine modded just so I can import (thats what it was intended for)


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    Quote Originally Posted by fireflywii
    Dear all,

    Will a NTSC (American) Wii work in PAL country (Asia)?

    My TV says it is "Video Playback: NTSC, PAL" so will it work?

    Thank you very much!!

    *** Addendum ***

    Sorry for the confusion.

    I'm a total newbie.

    I just moved from California to Beijing.

    I saw the Japanese Wii in Beijing for $300 USD with modchip.

    I'm not sure what to do. I don't like modded stuff.

    Might Nintendo somehow lock out modded Wii's in the future like what happen to modded iPhones?

    Thanks!
    You will need to get a new power adaptor for their plugs, but it should be fine. You will also need to get a modchip if you want to play games from countries other than the USA.

    Also, it is possible that Nintendo will in the future be able to lock out modded Wii's, but so far they have absolutely no power over them.

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