US Wii in the UK, will it work?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by evoluzione, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. evoluzione macrumors 68020

    evoluzione

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    so my 60+ year old Mother wants to buy a Wii in England, but as far as I'm aware they're really expensive compared to here in the States....so, if I bought her a US Wii, would it work ok in England? I don't even know if the games are region coded like DVDs or if it would even work on her TV.

    thanks!
     
  2. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

    GFLPraxis

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    You wouldn't be able to play UK games- there is a region lock. Plus you'd need a 220/110 converter for power, and I have no idea what kind of troubles you'd have hooking it up to the TV.

    On top of that, good luck finding a US Wii. They're sold out *most* places over here.
     
  3. rumbletum macrumors regular

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    A US Wii should work fine on UK TVs (unless the TV is really old), as for the power supply issue, you can either buy a UK power adaptor or just use a stepdown converter.

    As stated above you'll have to buy US editions of games, but in someways this is a benefit as they're generally cheaper and available earlier in the US.

    I had a US Gamecube, and would have done the same with the Wii but I couldn't get hold of one as easily as a UK machine.
     

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