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Region compatibility question

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by windwaker, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. windwaker

    windwaker WiiChat Member

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    Hi guys, my problem is as follow:

    A few years ago while in Japan I purchased a nintendo wii around launch time. At the time I was studying Japanese and assumed as my language proficiency increased, Japanese games and system menus would cease to be an obstacle.

    Fast forward to today, Japanese skill=nill :( I've recently returned to Australia from an extended stay overseas, dusted off my old wii and found all the menus/cutscenes are gibberish to me. I wouldn't mind playing some new games in a language I can understand, but i dont want to go through the hassle/risk of modding.

    As I've slowly forgotten my Japanese, my Chinese has improved to point approaching fluency :) so I'm wondering if I can purchase wii games from Taiwan or China and play them on my unmodded Japanese wii.

    As I understand all wiis are encoded for one of three regions, NTSC Japan, NTSC U.S. or PAL E.U. etc... Does this mean all games released in Asia fall under the NTSC Japan region?

    tl;dr

    Can wii games from China or Taiwan be played on an unmodded Japanese wii?
     
  2. daisyJ27

    daisyJ27 Angel Of Chaos

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    in your in Asia yea it will work
     
  3. Blair D.

    Blair D. LAMP OIL, ROPE, BOMBS

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    I think you can change the language of the system.
     
  4. YoungLad

    YoungLad Repeat After Me

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    ... by using settings.

    But that's not his point, I guess.
     
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    Liger_zero9999 JP Photobook Expert

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  6. windwaker

    windwaker WiiChat Member

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    Does this mean my assumption about there just being 3 wii regions (NTSC Japan, NTSC U.S., PAL E.U. etc) is wrong?

    PS. thx for all the replies guys.
     
  7. YoungLad

    YoungLad Repeat After Me

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    As far as I know console region codes have nothing in common with DVD region codes.

    Try to prove me wrong.
     
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    I get it now
     

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