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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Sil, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. Sil

    Sil WiiChat Member

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    Hi,
    I just bought a Wii for my son on a business trip in Hong Kong.
    I was told it was a Japanese version.
    My problem is I live in Canada and it is not in English.Is there a
    menu to change it to English?
    Also will it play North American games?
    It would not play a game from my sons Gamecube.

    Please help.

    Sil
     
  2. Minto

    Minto You're kidding, right?

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    sorry it will only play Japanese wii and gamecube games
     
  3. wii_cammy

    wii_cammy Banned

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    ok to start with you can change language at start ,cant remember how to though
    and sorry but the consile is region locked meaning that you cant play games that are from say america if you bought your console in asia
    Really sorry mate but i think there is a mod or something that you get put in it to break the region lock its illegal though.
     
  4. Sil

    Sil WiiChat Member

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    So basically I bought a very expensive door stop!
    I guess I have to wait like everyone else here,they haven't
    had them in stores for months.The stores say they will
    have them,in a couple of months.

    Sil

    anyone in Japan want a system?
     
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    wii_cammy Banned

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    hey just get a mod
     
  6. Sil

    Sil WiiChat Member

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    Wiitendo Banned

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    Sell it on ebay, DO NOT MOD. Illegal in canada.
     
  8. thewiirules123

    thewiirules123 Wii Gamer

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    Um, thats illegal and I don't think that you should break the law. Of course, you probably didn't know this but im just giving you the heads up!
     
  9. Sil

    Sil WiiChat Member

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    You're right (thewiirules123) I didn't know that.
    But then I realized DVDs are encoded by region.
    However how does me making a modification to
    a console make it illegal?I could understand if
    I were to resell it,but for personal use?That
    doesn't make sense.

    Sil
     
  10. unluckylink13

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    I wonder if Nintendo would exchange it? Probably not, but it's a suggestion?

    I'm not quite sure why it's illegal, but I really hate region locking... Why do they do it? I haven't thought of a good reason for region locking consoles.
     
  11. Torontonewbie

    Torontonewbie WiiChat Member

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    Will Freeloader help?

    I am stuck in the same situation. Just come here to search for solutions. I am not interested in modding but would love to be able to play US/Canada games on my Japanese console. Found the Freeloader mentioned in another thread http://www.play-asia.com/paOS-13-71-10v-49-en-70-1ssh.html
    . Can someone confirm it will allow my Jap console to play US/Canada games?

    Many thanks.
     
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