I just bought a japan version wii but with english menu and firmware 3.2u (well that is what it says in the system info in the wii). Its modded with D2C. The sales person said that it was originally with Jpn firmware but they managed to reinstall the operating system with US firmware. Its cheaper here to buy a jpn wii than a US wii. A couple of questions: (a) Tried playing some original (ie non-copied) US games but it always require a system update (even with wii sport!!!) (b) is it safe to update with these US games? Â any practical difference between a Jpn wii with US firmware and a US wii with US firmware? Could not find much info abt this and any help much appreciated!