Will an American Wii work in the UK ?

ash213

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Going to NY thinking of picking up a Wii over there.

Will it work ok here ?
 

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Will be fine, but.....

You will need to use NTSC/U games or if getting it modded you will not be able to update from PAL games.
 

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probably wouldnt mod it, so id have to get American games ? damn , are they easy to get hold of in the uk ?
 

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I cant say Ive tried looking having a PAL machine modded lol.
 

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Should be just as easy to get USA games as PAL, just have a look around your fav torrent sites :)
 

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He doesnt intend on modding it :)
 

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just for info

got a US wii, (using it in UK) modded with D2pro v1.1b (at present)

you can use a UK wii power supply on it, works a treat, so no need for a step down

as mine is modded, it is region free, so i use brickblocker on PAL games which work well.

i connected it to the net here in the UK and it connected to the US servers and downloaded latest wii firmware.

mario kart, SSBB and mario galaxy work a treat

hope this helps :)
 

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how much would it cost to mod?

how much are the wii's across the pond ?
 

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how much would it cost to mod?

how much are the wii's across the pond ?

Have a word with wiiman on this forum

You'll also need one of these step down converters
http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=19413&doy=19m5&C=SO&U=strat15

heres a rough guide on prices

UK - £179.99 for the console etc PLUS game (Wii sports)
AUSTRALIA - $399.95 for same package as UK/USA
USA - $250.00 for console etc PLUS game (Wii sports again)
JAPAN - Y25,000 for console etc (no game)
 

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Unmoddable Wii's are also more common over the pond.

That could be worth considering.
 
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