Wii are disappointed! Wii gets bricked so easily plus it has no language option

August 5, 2008 at 10:54 am 6 comments

I have a Japanese Nintendo Wii which has no language option, which is a real let down because i cant understand it, its in Japanese! In Pakistan, mostly the NTSC-U (USA- region locked games) come and most of the games have Wii system updates. If i update my Wii with a NTSC-U version game, my Wii will have some problems. The most common problem is that the usage of internet by the Wii is disabled and in some cases, your Wii becomes inoperative!

This is Nintendo Wii, the motion sencing console!

This is Nintendo Wii, the motion sensing console!

I can understand that games which are big titles or have a lot of new stuff need an update to work, but, the last three games i bought, all of them had NTSC-U version updates! Nintendo should have thought of this problem and should have made the Wii non-region blocked. This way, there would be no fear of updating your Wii and getting it bricked(non-operative). Just yesterday, i bought a game, Death Jr Root of Evil, and it too had an update!, before that i bought Okami and it also had an update. I cant play any new game now… its so depressing when you find out that your new Wii game has an update!

I couldnt play this game because of the system update...

I couldn't play this game because of the system update...

Through my experience, i haven’t seen much cases of bricked Xbox 360’s and Ps3’s compared to those cases with the Wii. One reason i think is that 50% of the Wii games have system updates in them. I still remember that the first time my Wii was updated through a NTSC-U version game, i was like, yay!! my Wii is updated but later i got to know that it wouldn’t go to the settings menu because the whole software got corrupted 😦 .

i am glad that Nintendo did put a new feature in there new system update that if the disk you have put in your Wii has an update, the Wii will tell you so.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jaffer Haider  |  August 5, 2008 at 11:00 am

    I hope in the newer versions of the Wii OS, they fix this bricking problem.In fact, you should search online, maybe Nintendo has already fixed this, and new versions of the Wii OS don’t get bricked by updates from a different region.

  • 2. Hashim  |  August 5, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Well… i think that Nintendo hasn’t looked up to this issue and they say that they have warned us not to us the different region games so its ‘our fault’….
    i hope they do fix it

  • 3. Gil  |  August 5, 2008 at 3:44 pm

    I totally agree with the idea of completely region free games/movies/systems. Unfortunately I would also have to agree with Nintendo’s stand on not using different region games for your system with the current setup. I would say that until there is completely region free products, just stick with your regions items 😦

  • 4. Hashim  |  August 5, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    I think its pretty difficult in Pakistan to get a japanese NTSC-J game 😦
    I have a Japanese Wii so life is pretty difficult with my Wii over here…

  • 5. zell  |  February 7, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    i have a wii from u.s.a. I bought it a month ago and im wondering if games from pakistan will work on it. i got call of duty 3 for it and the wii says unable to read dis is there a way i can get games from pakistan to work on it?

    • 6. Hashim  |  February 7, 2009 at 7:39 pm

      well, because the games available here are pirated, u may have to chip your Wii so that it can read them. have you tried any other game? it may be so that the lens could be dirty or scratched.


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