quick question about wii-motes compatibility

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by HelpDesk, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. HelpDesk
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    Hello,

    I can't seem to find a definitive answer to this so... yeah.

    Will a wiimote and nunchuk purchased from overseas, say china or japan, work on my pal Wii?

    Thankyou.
     
  2. longtom1

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    yes there universal for every country
     
  3. afnuke

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    I just got two remotes from overseas (hong kong) and they work on my NTSC usa wii just fine. The listing from the ones I bought say they work on ANY wii.

    The only difference I see with them is the color on the Wii symbol, its darker than my original ones and the price(12.50 instead of 39 dollars). The speaker sound and rumble was exactly the same.

    someone correct me if Im wrong??
     
  4. razorback78

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    i have not notice any difference on the symbol at all.
     
  5. HelpDesk
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    thanks fellas.

    always good to make sure before parting with dolleroos.
     
  6. Dees_Troy

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    From what I can tell, Ninty outsourced the production of the Wii remotes. There are 2 manufacturers. The easy way to identify which one you have is through the FCC ID that is printed on the side. Mitsumi makes the ones with FCC ID of POO-WC45. Foxconn makes the ones with UMB-WCF7. You can search the FCC database for yourself here if you like:

    http://www.fcc.gov/oet/ea/fccid/

    My Wii came with a Foxconn remote. One of my friends has a Wii that came with the Mitsumi wiimote, which leads me to believe that both are legitimate "Nintendo" controllers. I find it very unlikely that you would get a brand new Wii with a knock-off remote in the sealed box when buying from a major brick & mortar retailer. The Mitsumi version has darker colored paint for the Wii symbol, home button, etc. compared to the Foxconn.
     
  7. afnuke

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    Thanks....didnt know that. Yes I received the Mitsumi controllers off ebay(verified the FCC ID). I feel better knowing that for 12.49 I did get a good controller. [​IMG]