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Taking Consoles Overseas

FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
edited January 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
If anyone could help me with this, it would ease my mind greatly.

So After 5 years in the UK, I'm moving back to settle in New Zealand.

I have a UK Xbox w/ games.

Should I take it with me? Will it work? If I buy games in NZ, will they play on it? I keep seeing conflicting reports. Has anyone done this? My fiance and I really want a Wii too - but I dont want to buy one just in case it wont work when I travel home either.

Help me H/A!

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    SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    original Xbox? Most games are region locked. It looks like Australia uses PAL though, so you should be set.

    Wii is region free.

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    SamSam Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    According the the NZ Xbox site, they use PAL too.

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    DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Not to bump this but the Wii is most assuredly not region free.

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    The CatThe Cat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited January 2008
    It should work, although I can't remember if you'll need a different plug for the wall socket. New games might be tricky.

    I wouldn't get any new stuff until after you move, saves hassle. And possible loss/breakage in transit, which would totally suck.

    Also i am moving this.

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    FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Thanks for the move.

    The plug (power) is different in shape but not much else - an adapter or quick refit can sort that - I just dont like the idea of:

    A) Not being able to buy new games (except via Import)
    [/B]B)[/B] Its bricked...


    Maybe I should sell it before I go.

    PS The above comments about the Wii is exactly what I've been coming up against... Conflicting storeis.

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    VulpineVulpine Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    The UK and Australia/New Zealand are the same region as far as I'm aware for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. I know Australian GameCube games work on a UK 'Cube, so would imagine the Wii would be the same.

    For DVDs, the UK is region 2 while New Zealand is region 4; a lot of BBC DVDs are both regions, but obviously check before you go. The colour system is PAL for both, and I believe NZ is on the same 230V / 50Hz power system as the UK, so a plug convertor should be all you need.

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    FallingmanFallingman Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    Vulpine wrote: »
    The UK and Australia/New Zealand are the same region as far as I'm aware for Nintendo, Sony and Microsoft. I know Australian GameCube games work on a UK 'Cube, so would imagine the Wii would be the same.

    For DVDs, the UK is region 2 while New Zealand is region 4; a lot of BBC DVDs are both regions, but obviously check before you go. The colour system is PAL for both, and I believe NZ is on the same 230V / 50Hz power system as the UK, so a plug convertor should be all you need.

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    VulpineVulpine Registered User regular
    edited January 2008
    One tries his humble best. :) Australasia and the UK being the same console region has helped me in the past, so always good to be able to pass it on.

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