Playing import games?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Disastorm, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. Disastorm
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    Hello, I was wondering what the best way to play import games is. I noticed on the hacking progress thread it says that there is a method to play other region games.

    Basically I have 2 options, either buying a Japanese Wii U and using the hacking method to play US games on it or buying a US Wii U and using the hacking method to play JP games on it.

    Which one of these is the better option? Are there limitations to updates, downloads, store, etc based on region?

    If I have a US Wii U, will I be able to get DLC for Japanese games?
    If I have a JP Wii U, will I be able to get DLC for any games if I live in the US? Is there some kind of I.P. restrictions, etc?

    I'm primarily interested in getting Taiko no Tatsujin Wii U which has free DLC songs.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Zeliga

    Zeliga One step closer.

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    highly doubt you will be able to play it cause the american wii will detect its not a US game and wont start up. Homebrew might be your only option.
     
  3. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert

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    there is no hacks to play jap wii u games on us wii u and visa versa
     
  4. Disastorm
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    ah i see. didn't realize the Hacking progress sticky was specific to only Wii games (vWii).

    Can any of you tell me the limitations of using a Japanese Wii U in the US? Would I need a Japan I.P. to access the full features?
     
  5. Shadow#1

    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert

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    if your out to play wii games buy a wii and convert to to jap
     
  6. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    usb loaders should be able to load any region games?
     
  7. Shadow#1

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    yes but he wants to download jap dlc from wii shop
     
  8. Disastorm
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    I'm looking to play Japanese wii U games, I'll edit my last post since I forgot the U.
    Yea I also want DLC, does anyone know if there are restrictions to this? I mean if a Japanese Wii U works perfectly in the US, I can just get that.
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    what game is it
     
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    Shadow#1 Wii & 3DS Softmod Expert

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    then buy a jap Wii U
     
  12. migles

    migles Mei the sexiest bae

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    "buy it", is diferent from the answer he is asking...

    he is asking if he will not have any restrictions on owning a jap WII U on USA like accessing the store and dlc, and not asking if he should buy it :C
     
  13. Shadow#1

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    yes it will work just fine the store checks only the system region
     
  14. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    you actually want to play that?! :lol:
     
  15. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    You do NOT need a JP IP address to access JP eShop, just a JP Wii U.

    Bottom line is if you want to play JP Wii U game you must pick up a JP Wii U, Nintendo region locked Wii U completely. So far the hacking progress only allows Wii game to be region free, not Wii U or eShop.
     
  16. Disastorm
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    Thanks for the info trumpet.

    Have you played the Taiko rhythm games before, they are actually very good.
     
  17. tbgtbg

    tbgtbg Shaking the ring ropes up in the sky

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    Said someone about just about any game someone else plays ever.