Can I buy Wii Games in the USA and bring them back to SA?

LazyLion

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Will they work in my Wii console? The games are wicked cheap here compared to SA.

My Wii has the homebrew channel loaded back in SA.
 

bradrap

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I don't think they'd work out the box but if you installed Gamma Loader or GeckoOS (same software to play copied dvds) they should work nps.
 

waynegohl

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we tried to sell my daughters console and games from the USA and i sold 2 but then some guy bought one and said it was region specific and showed me the writing on the disc, so ek weet nie.
 

Rinkhals

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Another case of us third Worlders subsidizing the first world.
 

diabolus

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On almost all digital content there's a PAL vs. NTSC region restriction. USA is always NTSC , and SA + europe is PAL . So yea you will most likely have issues....it should actually state on the box whether it is PAL or NTSC . You can safely assume if it does not say PAL/Region 2 then it won't work without "intervention" on your Wii console.

My Xbox games all have a little "PAL" indicator right on the front of the box [top right] , i'm sure the Wii game will have it too.

EDIT: Look at this example http://www.games420.com/games/deadly-creatures-pal-wii-game.jpg [see the "PAL" on the bottom] .
 
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waynegohl

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on the disc at the bottom it also tells you where it can be played.
 

ichigo

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Will they work in my Wii console? The games are wicked cheap here compared to SA.

My Wii has the homebrew channel loaded back in SA.

I tried opposite bought US wii and tried SA Wii games and it wouldnt read the disc
 
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