Changing region/territory (PAL regions)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by misticknight, Dec 22, 2012.

Dec 22, 2012
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    misticknight New Member

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    So i asked this on another forum but didn't get any responses, basically im from Australia and set my Wii U to Australia too but since for wahtever reason Trine 2 isn't releasing here i wanted to change to an EU region and get it from there (like you can do on the 3DS). However when i tried to do this it seemed like it was asking me to format the system if im going to change the region and what not, like they have more security measures now to prevent people from doing so, and i was just wandering before taking the risk, can you change regions like you can on the 3DS with no risk, or does it format the memory or even worse, get rid of whatever eShop money i have left on my Aussie account?

    I know its sort of a stupid question i just don't want to lose anything if i change region. thanks in advance.
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    julialy Ehh, I'm so lazy.

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    actually you can't do some online stuff if your wiiu region is different from nintendo network id region.
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    misticknight New Member

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    finally a response lol. can you change both though so i can get to the EU eshop somehow, or is it to late to change once you've done it?
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    luminalace New Member

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    You must create a new User and pick a European country (Ireland is a good one because Euro excange rates are usually best for Aussies). Then you must go to settings and change your location to thst country. Then you can access the Euro eShop. After that you can play Trine with your Aussie ID.
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    misticknight New Member

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    omg thank you so much, i had no idea it was this easy. yer its a bit harder/more annoying than 3DS, possibly due to the nature of multiple accounts but if only i had known this since the moment i got the console. better late than never i suppose, downloading Trine 2 as we speak, last day of the sale too so you answered just in time :) Thaknks again man.

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