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Nintendo Wii Bought New Nintendo Wii in Japan have printed off english translation - can I play English Games???? Having trouble, load game and screen comes up with question mark and Japanese writing???? Please please help have very sad 9 year old and frustrated confused mother!

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Yes you can play english games on a japaness wii console, just get a cd called Freeloader in japanese version that is! Make sure that is says Japanese version before you purchase it. Look it up in your search engine online many websites that have them now, like any new thing there are restrictions on which system they will work on, ( is one that I know of. Have fun with it. patti

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I dought it. it reads the region code from the area you bought it from, you could try a mod chip...

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