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US version Wii Fit and Australian Wii console incompatibility

I bought an Australian Wii Console at Christmas and a friend picked up the Wii Fit game for me while travelling through Singapore.
Unfortunately, unknown to them at the time (info is on the bottom of the box only), the Wii Fit is the "For use in the US only" version. When I load the disc, console displays a "disk read error".
I cannot change my TV from PAL to NTSC if that makes any difference.
I keep reading about Freeloader etc. Is there anything I can do or do I have a new boat anchor as I don't know anyone running a US Wii Console.
Any hope???

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I don't think changing the TV would make any difference because the console isn't even loading up the disc. To play an NTSC game you would have to use a console from an NTSC area like the US. I'm sure Japan is NTSC as well. I've heard about Freeloader. Ever since I bought an Action Replay cartridge for my N64 I've never trusted Datel (who manufacture Freeloader). It really mucked up my N64. On the other hand I know many people who use Datel products and the like with no probs. I suppose if you got nothing to lose then try Freeloader.

Sorry I could'n t be much more help

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

  • David Colton Feb 01, 2009

    Sorry, just a follow up to my answer. Found out that Nintendo released Wii Firmware in June 2008 to block use of Freeloader so certain games are not playable with. I'm not sure if Wii Fit is one of them though.

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