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Will US gamecube discs work in a UK Wii?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by Steve r, Sep 18, 2006.

  1. Steve r

    Steve r WiiChat Member

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    Hi,

    I'm really looking fwd the release of the Wii and am trying to decide which version to get.

    It might be a bit early for anyone to answer this i know but....

    Does anyone know yet if the consoles will be region specific?

    I'm from the UK and have a US gamecube at the moment with a fair few games so need to know if the UK Wii will play the US games. If not then i guess i'll have to get the US version.

    cheers

    steve
     
  2. COLDshiver

    COLDshiver Wii Owner

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    My guess is that you'll be able to do that. Since Wii is region free
     
  3. NateTheGreat

    NateTheGreat Pondering Member

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    Nintendo has stated that all 1st party Wii games, a.k.a. games that they develop, will be region-free, but 3rd party Wii games may or may not, depending on the game publisher.

    Now, will GC games from other regions work on the UK Wii? Um, I'm sort of guessing no because as far as I know, Gamecube was region-locked and Wii just emulates the Gamecube, so it's probably not going to happen. I was wondering the same thing about the PS3 a while ago.
     
  4. michael

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    twilight_princess WiiChat Member

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    I wish it was region free. :(
     
  6. Sam_Harris

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    no it is all region free including the console not just the games
     
  7. m7ticalm

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    Region Free? I thought they confirmed like heaps of times that its region locked.
     
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    Napalmbrain WiiChat Member

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    I was repeating it for Sam Harris.
     
  11. registerednerd

    registerednerd Wii online moderator

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    Wow, that made no since. The whole idea behind region coding is that the game and the system have to match. Although, this could explain why the news is so spit. Maybe the consoles are region-locked for the gamecube discs and Wii games will be open. However, I am guessing that the whole thing will be locked, it makes things a lot easier on the technical side.
     
  12. RPGMasterTurk91

    RPGMasterTurk91 Turkish RPG Master

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    state your source, since others debate that it ISNT region free
     
  13. pizzaluvr

    pizzaluvr world crown chimpokomastr

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    the wii has the gamecube chips inside i believe, so theres no need for emulation

    and you can only play us gamecube games on a uk one if they are region free
     

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