I have just purchased a wii console from China.
I am unable to set the console in English as All the menu's are in Japanese.
I have tried unsuccesfully to get a translation, but alias have failed.
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OMG!!!! well yeah... bad news for you who bought Japanese and Chinese consoles. It's most possible that there isn't english language in there. Even if there is, all your games won't be in English and you'd have to buy games only from Japan only due to the region lock.
And with that, I advice you people not to buy Wiis from other regions no matter how cheeper they are. It will spell trouble later when trying to play the console or find games.
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Actually, I believe that if you go to the same language of video game sites as your Wii is (and translate with Google Toolbar) you may be able to purchase games for your Wii that would work. Or, if you want to play specific region-protected games (e.g. English game on Japanese Wii), you can enable homebrew, which is running unauthorized applications on the Wii. One of these apps is one that can disable region-protection on your Wii. But be aware, because if you don't know what you're doing with homebrew, you could screw up your Wii.
No it does not. You can't play European games either for that matter, only Japanese games. However there is a way around it, though it's a bit complicated and you'll need Zelda Twilight Princess (japanese version in your case) and an SD card.
Information can be found here: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Twilight_Hack#Download (used to install the Wii Homebrew Channel) and used in combination with this: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_Channel/Help (Wii hombrew channel install files) and finally this: http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Homebrew_apps/GeckoOS (homebrew application allowing you to play games from other regions)
If you need any help I'll walk you through it. This isn't endorsed by Nintendo whatsoever. No warranty on this at all. I have done it myself and there have been no adverse effects.
Its in Japanese right? Modding it to English is an illegal practice, not to mention its not advisable as it will restrict the number of games you can play. My suggestion is that you sell your current Wii and purchase another US version.