Where do Korean wii's come from

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  1. oliverbomb
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    oliverbomb GBAtemp Regular

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    Where do people get these things? I haven't seen them on DX,.. or something.

    Lol I'm just wondering whyy someone should buy a Korean?
     


  2. cthg

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    unfortunately people do live in Korea.

    South Korea at least.
     
  3. tj_cool

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    I assume they're made in Korea [​IMG]

    The Korean ones are cheaper in some countries afaik.
     
  4. gaojiugao

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    Because account of the currency rate, the Korea Console is the cheapest WII in the world.
    And I'm in China but I still bought a Korea WII and refresh the console into USA region.
    Also all the game consoles is made in China actually [​IMG]
     
  5. oliverbomb
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    oliverbomb GBAtemp Regular

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    I see I see, ofcouse I know there are people in South Korea ^^

    Anyway, are there some sites who offer those cheap consoles?
     
  6. broksonic

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    I wonder if they are allowed to have a wii in north korea
     
  7. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    Rubbish, There's one plant there. Besides Kyoto there's:-

    Redmond, Washington, USA
    Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Grossostheim, Germany
    Suzhou, China.

    And they will just assemble parts from other places.
     
  8. OncleJulien

    OncleJulien tool of peers

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    well oliver, when a korean daddy wii loves a korean mommy wii, they...wait, how old are you anyways?
     
  9. TheChosenBanana

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    HAHAHA!! [​IMG]
     
  10. WiiCrazy

    WiiCrazy Be water my friend!

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    Being cheap they are smuggled a lot... and you see it everywhere...
     
  11. happydance

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    it probably came from korea or to be shiped there. don't know why it's excatly cheaper it looks like the same wii hardware with slightly different on how it read its legit disc and gets screwed by us updates when region changed

    in our country japanese and US wii are very hard to come by and very expensive... and sometime some sellers do dirty tricks like replacing the case so you would actually know if thats a korean wii or a wii with D-3 drives r a combination. it really sucks
     
  12. smf

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    Consoles cost different amounts of money in each region, depending on exchange rate, cost of living and how much Nintendo want to break into that market.
    The rest is to stop you going from a rich region to a poor region and buying their consoles.
     
  13. mauifrog

    mauifrog DA KINE WiiHacker

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    I brought my Korean wii on ebay for $15 + $10 shipping. Unfortunately for the seller, they did not understand how easy it is to region change these.
     
  14. Franki

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    It’s apparent that the Nintendo people like to think that everybody in the world lives and stays in “regions” as defined by the large media corporations. In the real world people do tend to travel both in leisure and business.

    I originated in the UK, and spent four very enjoyable years working in (South) Korea during which time I bought a Wii. However I was disappointed to find that I could not change the firmware to an English language version, as I had previously done with some computer peripherals.

    Now I am living in Thailand where those kind Nintendo people have left me with few (no) reasonable choices should I wish to continue playing Wii games. If I want to play games other than the few I purchased in Korea then I either have to buy a new Wii (fuck that) or look for a way to modify my Wii to play “backups”.

    Hats off to you guys....
     
  15. Bumpman

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    You can play region free games you know
     
  16. wes11ph

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    ofcourse they are from korea
     
  17. Franki

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    Still trying to work this one out. My understanding of reading the CompleteSoftmodGuide is that I shouldn't try to make a 4.2K Wii region free - still learning
     
  18. tj_cool

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    You shouldn't change the region of the Korean Wii
    That's not the same as playing region free games
     
  19. Franki

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    Good point, as I said still learning.
    I'm looking for clarification as to what's safe and what's not under a differant thread.
     
  20. Schizoanalysis

    Schizoanalysis From somewhere inside the rabbit hole...

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    Plant? Assemble parts?

    Uh.. not in Melbourne, they don't.
    Of course they come assembled from China.
    Why pay an Australian worker $20 and hour when you can pay a Chinese worker $2 an hour...