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    Question Wii U region-lock issues

    Hi,
    I have just found that Wii U is region locked, which makes me a bit cause I registered it in my homeland (Poland) and its home currency (PLN), however, I have wanted to buy games on Wii U shop in euro (I have got Mastercard in euro and I would prefer to avoid any currency exchange - banks 'steal' on currency spread ). I change sometimes my living place and I guess if I move out of my homelad, it will be still stuck in PL even if I live in Oceania...

    I have tried to search/Google, but it seems there is no way to change my region, to have online access and still have all data within your Mii, am I not correct? I may change region in setting, but then I havent got online access. I can create new Mii, but I wont be able to use previous data (savegames, downloads too?). Or is there a way to go around that I change Wii U region in settings, create new user registered in e.g. Spain, buy with euro a game, which is going to be available for other users on Wii U?

    If there are no answers, I will try it out tomorrow as AC4 is on sale right now
    Last edited by ainue; 08-21-2014 at 03:24 PM.

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    Update:
    I have checked it. If anyone wants to avoid currency exchange e.g. from euro to non-euro (which is always unfair, trust me, I'm economist ), then you need to switch countries in system settings and register new user with Nintendo ID (cause during creating new Mii country chosen in system setting is "defaulted" and you cannot change during this step), buy games on Nintendo shop, go back to your main user and it will have new download (I bought Fire Emblem). In Europe the only problem is that we have a ton of languages here, so if you create user in some euro-currency country, it switches language too (like French, Portuguese, Italian, etc.). That's good I know Spanish, as the only country with English is UK with its pounds (oh, I forgot about Ireland... ).

    I just leave this message - not sure if anybody needs it, but I was searching for answer and found nothing.

    EDIT:
    I corrected combination of steps.
    Last edited by ainue; 09-02-2014 at 04:46 AM.

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