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    Will UK wii work in the USA? If not what can be done/needs to be done? I know this is prob a common noob question but I've looked online and I get completely confliting answers! I get the game region lock ect... but I'm more concered with power, and PAL vs NTSC...ect. Please let me know if you've done this...
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    P.S. same questions for a xbox 360 if you can... thanks again

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    Just change the settings in the wii settings NTSC display when you get to states. Unless tv can support both.
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    Keep in mind, within the USA household current is 110V as well. A lot of our TVs in the states don't support PAL resolutions (maybe the LCD/Plasma types do; I've got two of the LCD TVs but I stick to my native NTSC).

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    Just got an update from Nin themselves.... its prob all BS but here is what they say... tell me if this is true or if it can be worked around!

    Hi there!


    Nintendo home consoles are designed for use in the region in which they were intended to be sold. Games purchased here for consoles meant for use outside the Americas will not be compatible. Other possible incompatibilities include differing voltage requirements, channel frequencies, languages, government regulations, and marketing agreements. For more information, please visit the following web page:





    | Nintendo - Customer Service | International Compatibility



    If the retailer from whom you purchased your Wii console led you to believe something different than this statement, then I sincerely empathize. I recommend that you contact the retailer at your earliest convenience in order to resolve this situation.



    Keep in mind that if you purchase a system or game not intended for use in your home region, you may have difficulty obtaining service or support.


    Sincerely,


    Erika J. Valencia
    Nintendo of America Inc.


    General Information:

    Products made by Nintendo for use in other countries are not designed for use in the U.S. for a variety of reasons, including:

    Different electrical standards in different countries
    Different TV broadcast standards (e.g. PAL, NTSC, SECAM...)
    Different languages (This is a significant issue for operational instructions, precautions, and warnings)
    Different government regulations (e.g. warranty, safety, electrical, etc.)
    Different marketing requirements (e.g. game ratings, packaging, advertising, etc.)
    Because of the many differences, the products are made specifically for each country or region, and there is no way to ensure compatibility. Games and systems purchased for use in other countries will often not function properly in the U.S. or with made-for-U.S. products, or will be difficult to use because of language issues (manuals, warnings, screen text, etc.).

    Nintendo recommends only purchasing products within the country where it will be used. We are also not able to repair or modify products made for use in other countries. If you are having problems with such a product, try our international distributors list for repair information, or return to the retailer where purchased.

    Additional Information:
    Need info on charging the Game Boy Advance SP, Game Boy micro, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DS Lite, or Nintendo DSi in a foreign country? If so, click here.

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but you could region mod the Wii to make it think it is a USA Wii. Any region changer mod is the app you'd need. Not without risk, but then neither is running USA games on an unmodified UK Wii.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    Of course a wii from UK will work in the USA, providing you have the right power cords for power conversion and it has to be modded to allow NTSC. Key here is to be modded. Same applies for your xbox 360. Need correct power converter and has to be modded (in which ever way a 360 is modded) to allow NTSC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amps View Post
    Of course a wii from UK will work in the USA, providing you have the right power cords for power conversion and it has to be modded to allow NTSC. Key here is to be modded. Same applies for your xbox 360. Need correct power converter and has to be modded (in which ever way a 360 is modded) to allow NTSC.
    Can I just swap out the UK power adapter with a US one on both systems? Will that solve the issue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tealc View Post
    Correct me if I'm wrong but you could region mod the Wii to make it think it is a USA Wii. Any region changer mod is the app you'd need. Not without risk, but then neither is running USA games on an unmodified UK Wii.
    Can I use the gecko app? seems to be the best one out there... this wii is a 4.2e unmodded except for HBC and DVDX..

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    look on your power supply. When I lived in germany there were lots of things that worked in both places. US runs off of 110. If the volt range includes 110 then the power will work. your main problem would be with the video output. Tealc's advice is probably as good as you'll get unless someone responds that has actually done this.

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    I believe my UK power supply is 100v/240v, so I'd need to snip off the super cool UK plug and wire up one of the fail US ones and it would work.

    The Region mod is simple to perform, apparently.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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