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Wii Help...

fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
edited August 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
Ok, so recently I was gifted by my cousin a Japanese Wii (I was in China at the time). Now that I'm back in the states I realize that this won't work at all because it is a Japanese Wii... Do any of you know a way I can trade this in for an American Wii? I've already tried calling Nintendo and they told me to ask Gamestop who said no.

I was thinking I could try returning it to a store or something saying it was broken and try to swap them out... but I don't know if I'll get in trouble for this or something...

TIA

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    I'd Fuck Chuck Lidell UpI'd Fuck Chuck Lidell Up Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    fmz65 wrote: »
    Ok, so recently I was gifted by my cousin a Japanese Wii (I was in China at the time). Now that I'm back in the states I realize that this won't work at all because it is a Japanese Wii... Do any of you know a way I can trade this in for an American Wii? I've already tried calling Nintendo and they told me to ask Gamestop who said no.

    I was thinking I could try returning it to a store or something saying it was broken and try to swap them out... but I don't know if I'll get in trouble for this or something...

    TIA
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    SoCo_and_LimeSoCo_and_Lime Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EDIT: Don't do it

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    Raiden333Raiden333 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    1) Go to Wal-Mart/K-Mart (not Target/Gamestop, they might actually test it)
    2) Buy a Wii
    3) Swap out the Wii's
    4) Return the Japanese Wii
    5) Profit? You might only be able to get store credit but I'm sure you'll use that in a reasonable amount of time. If not there are sites to sell/trade gift cards.

    So you're suggesting he commit refund fraud. Classy.

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    SaddlerSaddler Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well hold on just a moment here, a Japanese Wii is a pretty cool thing. You get access to the much superior Japanese Virtual Console, and you can also play Japanese Wii and GCN games. I'd trade you myself if I didn't already have so many American Wii games.

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    TNTrooperTNTrooper Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Raiden333 wrote: »
    1) Go to Wal-Mart/K-Mart (not Target/Gamestop, they might actually test it)
    2) Buy a Wii
    3) Swap out the Wii's
    4) Return the Japanese Wii
    5) Profit? You might only be able to get store credit but I'm sure you'll use that in a reasonable amount of time. If not there are sites to sell/trade gift cards.

    So you're suggesting he commit refund fraud. Classy.

    Plus just about every retailer records the serial number when you purchase something like a console and checks to make sure you are returning the console with the same serial number.

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    SoCo_and_LimeSoCo_and_Lime Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EDIT: Don't do it

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    [x] Bolt Bus
    [x] Radisson Hotel Boston
    [x] Pre-Pax Dinner
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    SoCo_and_LimeSoCo_and_Lime Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EDIT: Don't do it

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    [x] Bolt Bus
    [x] Radisson Hotel Boston
    [x] Pre-Pax Dinner
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    fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hmm... that might work. When I return it should I just say that I don't want it anymore or...?

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    SoCo_and_LimeSoCo_and_Lime Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    EDIT: Don't do it

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    [x] Bolt Bus
    [x] Radisson Hotel Boston
    [x] Pre-Pax Dinner
    [x] BYOC and 3 Day Pass

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    DeathPrawnDeathPrawn Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hack it for homebrew? Takes about ten minutes of work to get an American Wii to play Japanese games, I'd imagine it'd work just as well the other way around.

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    fmz65fmz65 Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well, it's more along the lines of I have no idea what the Japanese Wii says for stuff... and it didn't even come with Wii Sports

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    BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Have you considered selling it? There are people out there that might want one.

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