I notice some of them listed for sale on Amazon have japanese boxes and a few that are for sale come from Japan. But I heard the ones Nintendo of America sold were the japanese ones but without the box and ina ziplock baggie (a few of these are lisited on there too). So my question is, if I cant find the NOA ones they sold, will the japanese ones work (as in send a proper image signal) ona north american unit? I know both USA and Japan use the NSTC format, but Japan is NSTC/U and USA is just NSTC. Is there any difference in the Japanese NSTC/U and USA NSTC signals? or they are the same? I know if I lived in europe and had a PAL GC model, this situation would be totaly different. But I need to make sure before I spend $99.69 on something that may not work for my system, due to reginal format issues. Plus, I really don't feel like spending $475 ona japanese GC and not having any games to play in english or in the right video format. Please help me!! All and any info will be greatly appreicated!