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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Wii_Rulez, Sep 15, 2006.

  1. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    In spite of rumors (and confirmation) to the contrary, it turns out that the Nintendo Wii will not be region-free as had previously been reported.

    A Ninteno Spokesperson told GamesIndustry.biz this afternoon: "We are region-locked," and said the US arm of the company had made a mistake in saying otherwise. So no importing crazy Wii games from Japan for you, son.


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  2. Arcadium

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    WTF!!!!! If this is true nintendo is everytime getting worst since yesterday!
    (we have to admit it).
     
  3. Sovieto

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    dosent sound true at all
    it turns out that the Nintendo Wii will not be region-free as had previously been reported
    that sounds so fake, no reason, no nothing
     
  4. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    1. How has news gotten worse since yesterday. Why would want to order a game from a country in which you can't speak the laungue.

    2. It's not fake beacuse The Feed on G4's website would say if any article is a rumor and if they don't it's true until proven other wise.
     
  5. turpentine

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    the idea now is that us and japan is one region, and europe is the other.
     
  6. PiRatCollective

    PiRatCollective WiiChat Member

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    That's not what I heard, I heard that All Nintendo made games will be region free, but 3rd party publishers still have the same regions
     
  7. NateTheGreat

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    Seriously, turpentine? That would be great.

    I think you're right, PiRatCollective.


    Wii_Rulez, for the most part I agree that there's no real point in getting a game that is presented in a language you can't understand, but there have been quite a few Japanese games that were only available for Japan that were really cool.

    However, the only Japanese game I have and want to play is Vib-Ribbon, which I can't yet play because I don't know which mod-chip to get to play it on my American NTSC PS2.:(
     
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  8. DBloke

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    We have diffrent plugs and a higher power out put (most noobs find this out by byeing a ntsc console and pluging it it)
     
  9. m7ticalm

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    Maybe all the games with online play are region fixed while the non online games are region free
     
  10. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    It's all likely to be region-fixed. It has to do with TV standards (which is the main reason handhelds usually aren't region coded, no TV to worry about), as well as primairy languages. Region-coding makes a programmer's life a lot easier.
     
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    That's how I interpreted it to be honest, but the information that is out there is so conflicting! Very confusing!
     
  12. Wii_Rulez

    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    So the first time that was announced was a mistake. I think the Bleach game might a Jap exclusive cuz the DS version was and I really want them both, but that's never going to happen.
     
  13. turpentine

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    well japan has the same plugs and electrical output as the US.
    australia might too... i think they have bent in one? I'm not sure, never been there.
     
  14. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    The DS IS region free, so you CAN get the DS version of Bleach.
     
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    Ughhhhhh that sucks so much! I was looking forward to imported loads of Japanese games
     
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    Wii_Rulez Waluigi The Great

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    For any disbelievers that still thinks this is a rumor.
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