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I have a nintendo Wii PAL system, is their any upgrade that i could do to convert it to universal system, were i could play a PAL & NTSC games?

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There is a disc by Datel that can play any disc, and can be bought at their website. A modchip can also be used, but this is extremely tricky, and will ruin the system's warranty.

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