US Wii, Japanese Purchased Mario Kart...wtf?

Discussion in 'Console Games' started by jmartinbennett, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. jmartinbennett macrumors newbie

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    Kart was sold out in the states before we moved....couldnt find it anywhere that wasnt a complete rip of of dropping $100 on ebay.

    Finally got to Tokyo and there is a MASSIVE gaming store right around the corner - literally a million games for sale or rent in there and every console.

    Dabbed my toe in the pool and simply bought Mario Kart + an extra steering wheel (if your curious the whole thing was 600 JPY- around $60 US).

    Anyway - the damn disc wont read on my wii....whats up?

    You guys in here definitely know what you are talking about - baby steps for me though....it took me 3 days to actually hear my new iphone ring! (yeah - i got a japanese 3G - HA!)

    tks jb
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ^ The Wii is region restricted. NTSC USA games are not the same region as NTSC Japan games.

    Your wii will need to be hacked in order to play import games and then it's a case of hoping Nintendo don't put a stealth update on a new game and break your wii...
     
  3. Jack Flash macrumors 65816

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    Region free is coming soon by means of Homebrew. Just hang on.
     

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