WiiKey - Get now or wait for next gen?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by gimpymoo, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. gimpymoo

    gimpymoo Member

    Aug 27, 2006
    Im on the verge of ordering a Wii Key, but am wondering if I should wait for the next gen chips.

    Realistically, how far can they go with the current WiiKey with firmware updates alone?

    Is is possible to have full NTSC Playback on PAL consoles and vice versa with just a firmware update or is this likely to require a new chip?

    Also, is it possible to say remove the WiiKey and install a next gen chip in about 6 months time?

    Many Thanks.
  2. Pado

    Pado GBAtemp Regular

    Dec 13, 2005
    The Holy Land
    Sure, no problem with that. It's easier to do that if install it with wires, but removing a quicksolder isn't all that hard either if you got the right skillz and tools [​IMG].
  3. Little

    Little I r Little

    Nov 20, 2006
    Personally I'm waiting till my warranty runs out to start installing chips. That way we'll see what happens to the early adopters. Make sure that the systems dont get bricked etc. I guess it depends how much risk you are willing to take with your system =)
  4. StacMaster-S

    StacMaster-S GBAtemp Fan

    Mar 16, 2007
    United States
    Albany, NY
    Back when the PS2 came out, I put in a modchip in the first year, and within another year it was pretty much rendered obsolete. However back then they didn't design chips with the ability to update them down the road like they do now, so I feel pretty confident in my new WiiKey.
  5. Soybomb

    Soybomb Advanced Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    To me the really cool thing that we'll eventually get with modchips is the abillity to run custom software on the wii and not just override the drive checks. You're not ever going to get that with the wiikey. There will eventually be mod chips out that do far more. Do you want to use the wiikey's features until then or will you feel like it was a waste?