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Fake Wii Remote? or Japan model?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by crashcraz3, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. crashcraz3

    crashcraz3 WiiChat Member

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    Hi guys,

    I've just bought a Wii remote off Ebay,
    It was shipped from Hong Kong,
    It came in a Japanese Box, at first I just think it might be the Japanese Wii remote. But as soon as I installed it,
    The speaker is 10X louder then my Original US Wii remote that came with my Wii.
    The Lights is different, it's brighter,
    Movement is shaky, compare to the Original one.

    "I am still NOT SURE is this a FAKE one or just a Japan set"

    please comment.

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  2. Ch.NiGHTS

    Ch.NiGHTS WiiChat Member

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    I would say if it works then does it matter? I can't see many differences between the remotes to be honest, but I bet it's just the Japan model.
     
  3. crashcraz3

    crashcraz3 WiiChat Member

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    It works..
    but the movement is shaky, sound is distorted and way too loud,
    it sounds like a walkie talkie..real loud, i'm using a scotch tape to cover up the speaker grills to reduce the sound,
    Wii is set at it's lowest volume, it's annoying, because the original Wii remote does not make any sound at that level
     
  4. Gigon

    Gigon Muddy MudSkipper #1 Fan !

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    Humm... I maybe wrong but you may have a defective wiimote.

    I got 3 wiimotes they are all different, all have differencies in the smal details, hell, they are even different than the ones in your pictures... Althought my 3 wiimotes work perfectly.

    I also got 2 nunchuk that are identical to the "unsure" and 1 identical to the "original", they all work perfectly.

    :crazy:
     
  5. gidget

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    this has been brought up before.
    different parts of the world have slightly different manufacturing.
    it's natural to see the looks vary like that...

    now another question is: did the ebay seller have access to nintendo's rejects?
     
  6. krueger

    krueger WiiChat Member

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    I also just bought the exact same one, and I have the exact same problems.
    Does anyone have any more info on this? Is the japan one sending a different signal or something? Can it be fixed?
     
  7. Skippy

    Skippy WiiChat Member

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    Regardless of where they are manufactured, all legitimate, non-defective remotes should all work exactly the same. After all, the games are designed to fit the controls, so they all need to have the same motion sensitivity and resonsiveness.
     
  8. GigaRidley

    GigaRidley Ouroboros

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    Judging by the wrist strap, the controller you got is one of Nintendo's older models. I have a similar Wiimote that came with my Wii. Not positive, though.
     
  9. GameOver83

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    I just bought a nunchuck off of ebay today. They had all good reviews, so I'm hoping mine works correctly. If not, I'm only out 15 bucks. I've bought imported electronics off of ebay before, like a replacement cord for my Samsung camera, and a headset for the PS3. I haven't had any troubles before. I think you should go buy one from Wal-mart and then switch them out. Hehe
     
  10. norrilw

    norrilw WiiChat Member

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    Fake definitely

    Hi,

    You'd want to check this out.

    http://forum.lowyat.net/topic/939583

    I bought mine at a shop and its exactly the same as yours. The fake one that is. I determined it was fake since yours came with a Japanese box and mine came with a US box. Its a fake. Get it replaced. All Wii remotes are made at the same place and there's no reason for the plastic or electronics to be different.
     
  11. laserbeak4

    laserbeak4 PM for Wii Register :)

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    a loud speaker?? where can i get one???
    btw. they're all distorted.
     
  12. alexyob

    alexyob WiiChat Member

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    Got 2 of exactly the same duff remotes from 2 different vendors. How can I get my money back form ebay guys?
     
  13. laserbeak4

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    man, where can i find these loud remotes? I hate the speakers on the Nintendo ones. they're way too low. I was thinking about finding a way to mod them for higher volume
     
  14. ChillyCash

    ChillyCash Mario Kart Speedster

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    He just said there are more reasons they are different, the sound is louder.

    The original poster should just trade remotes with laserbeak4 who said they wanted a louder control, lol
     
  15. Timbits93

    Timbits93 WiiChat Member

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    I have two wiimotes which have the same numbers as the ones pictured LOL

    Cept mine has no burrs, not many cosmetic differences besides the Wii logo and A buttoin a bit lighter and thats about it.

    The bad wiimote you have is the good one i have, the original you have is the meh one i have [cuz the original one just feels slightly cheaper due to the sound the buttons make but thats about it]
     
  16. aplus

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    Definitely Fake

    These units on EBay are definitely fake, and the fake job is getting even better. bluefly88 is selling them as nintendo but they are not and I reported them to eBay. It is very hard to tell the difference but the easy spot is the blue Japanese sticker on it. The motion control is not the same as the original. To test play bowling on Wii sports. I cannot throw a fast bowling ball no matter how hard I try with the fake one. With the original you can throw it much faster. Also the curving motion is not the same.

    They may look the same, it is very hard to tell, but put your remotes side by side and you will see, not only in looks but in capabilities and performance. Buyer BEWARE. Report them as fakes if you bought one of these recently. If the price is too good to be true, there's a reason!
     
  17. LittleRob

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    anyone else notice the cord doesnt say nintendo.....on the fake
     
  18. Just Lou

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    There are a couple of clues that identify this as a counterfeit. First, if it was a Japanese or foreign version, it would not have an FCC ID #. And as someone else pointed out, the "Nintendo" stamp is missing from the plug.
     
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  19. castlezelda

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    Of course its a ripoff, r u blind? Examine the official Nintendo controls and then look at the fake...
     
  20. Skippy

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    Hey guys... the original message asking if the remote in the photos was fake was left way back in Feb. 2009, nearly one year ago...
     

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