Regions...?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Veho, Nov 24, 2006.

Nov 24, 2006

Regions...? by Veho at 6:43 PM (2,778 Views / 0 Likes) 26 replies

  1. Veho
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    Global Moderator Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I forgot (or never actually cared), what country/continent belongs to what region regarding Nintendo games.
    I want to know if I can run Australian Wii games on a European Wii. I think Australia and Japan make one region, and Europe another, but I don't know (I hope not). Are game DVD regions the same as the video DVD regions?

    Help.
     


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    I don´t think it´s the same on Wii games [​IMG]
     
  3. legendofphil

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    For videogames its usually PAL, USA and JPN.
     
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    Is that map the dvd region or wii region map?
     
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    DVD regions.
     
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    I know that in earlier generations, Japan/Asia is one region, NA is one region and Europe/Australian is one region.
    Why change it if it works?
     
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    Sony went all gungho and changed blu-ray regions. ex: US + Japan are on the same region 1
     
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    Only for movies, for games there aren't any regions. But the consoles are still region protected for PS1 and 2 games.
     
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    Blu-Ray MOVIES have only 3 regions.
     
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    I can play South American DVDs on my Australian player? Sweet! [​IMG]

    Not that we're close or anything.....or we speak similar languages...
     
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    but most dvd players are region free now.

    here's hoping that the japanese wii DVD player is region free.
     
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    So, Wii is region locked?
     
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    Yes, it is.

    And I don't know if I will be able to play Wii games from Australia on my European Wii.
     
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    ^the regions are PAL, America and Japan.
     
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    Because Japan is so different from the rest of the world that it has its own region. xD
     
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    thats why some australian dvd have spanish subtitles/dialogue as well.
     
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    OK, it is just NTSC and PAL regions, and Reggie said it is not a lock but rather the incompatible video format.

    Japan was a seperate region on old Nintendo Consoles.
     
  18. legendofphil

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    Do you have any proof that Japan and North America share the same region on the Wii?

    EDIT: It doesnt' matter anymore, Play-Asia have confirmed (due to testing) that Japanese Wii games won't work on a US Wii or vise-versa.
    Also that you can't use Japanese Wii points on a US system.
     
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    I can also confirm Play-Asia's results which is bollocks IMHO.

    Why the hell can't I use these $50 of Wiipoints I bought?
     
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    Heh... French Guiana is the same region than Europe. Maybe it make sense.
    Note that French Guiana is a small country just "above" Brazil (that have the same region than Australia).
     

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