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Region Problem Hello, Im new to all this, but I need help. I bought myself a Japan version Wii for christmas - i didnt realise it was region locked and i was assured it would work in england - where i live. The Console itself plugged in fine in England with no need for an AC adaptor. The console itself is all in Japanse (which I expected and am fine with) but when i put in an english game it came up with a question mark and a lot of writing which frustratingly i had no idea what it meant. I want to know if there is anyway of making the Wii accept and run English games or where I will have to only buy japanese games. - if this is the case is it possible to buy games with a japanese setting but in English language? Thank you and i hope someone can help...

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  • Molybdenum Jan 29, 2008

    I was afraid of that...thanks

  • pattic54 Nov 18, 2008

    I have the same problem but when I put a japanese game in it still comes up with the question mark, could it be that the games are not really japanese versions? Why wont it play I bought 3 games and none will play keep getting that ? mark,, im so frustrated also I want to throw it away far away....!!! help me please. patti

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As on english game it is PAL but others are diffrent so i am afraid you will need to buy japaneze games. Hope this helps...

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