do wiis in the shops now have 4.2 or 4.3?

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  1. madeirabhoy
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    friend buying for christmas in the expectation of modding. are they likely to get 4.3E wii or 4.2 and is there a way to tell from the box?
     
  2. Krestent

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    90% chance that it will be 4.3. The only difference that it makes is that you'll need a certain game to mod it.
     
  3. Jakob95

    Jakob95 I am the Avatar

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    My cousin bought a black Wii 2 weeks ago from Gamestop and it was on 4.2.
     
  4. Sao Mortel

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    It does not matter really. Either way you get a d2-3 drive that cannot read burned disks. 4.2 is easier to hack because of bannerbomb but 4.3 is fully hackable. Your better off getting an older wii they are cheap and all over kids in their teens dont want their wiis anymore. Get get a refurb from gamestop it might not have d2-3
     
  5. foolontehill

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    In my opinion, the newer drives don't really matter. USB loading is better anyway, and if you want to watch DVD's there are far better alternatives than using a Wii.


    Either way, if he gets 4.2 or 4.3 both can be modded easily.
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Newer drives does matter when you want to play backup GC games. Unless you are willingly to invest on getting a Wode newer Wii cannot play backup GC games.
     
  7. petspeed

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    I just bought 2 Wii's a week or two ago. They both had 3.4 installed.
     
  8. dragonking

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    Begin August I got a new Wii from Nintendo (old one was broken) and it had 4.1E. Hope that helps...
     
  9. dn_angel000

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    @Sao Mortel: It's D3-2 drives not D2-3!