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Topic: Questions about Japanese Wii U

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neumaus

1. Posted:

Heyoo, Pikmin 3 has convinced me to get a Wii U (I can't help but smile at that game!), but if I do get a Wii U I want a Japanese one. My reasoning is that I'm studying the language and a Japanese Wii U (with it's more study-friendly games), will be a big help. But, I have some questions, and I was wondering if you guys could help me out.

If using a Japanese Wii U outside of Japan, you won't be able to buy ANYTHING from the e-shop; is that right?
Will I be able to use Miiverse?
Will I be able to download free apps from the eshop?
Will I be able to just plug-in my Wii U here in NA without any type of converter? (I've never imported a Japanese electronic device before, so I don't know)
And this is an odd question, but will the Japanese Wii U connect to my wifi?

These are really important things to consider, because if it turns out to be too much trouble and I can't even access all the functions, then the hell with it I'll just get an NA console and import games for my region-free devices.
Thanks guys! :)

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Flynn

2. Posted:

Why not just buy an american one and change language to Japanese? That would negate most of your issues.

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neumaus

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But it won't allow me to play Japanese games, which is what I'm going for (and did Nintendo really include a JP system language option? I thought NA only got English, Spanish, and French.)

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Axsel

4. Posted:

You shouldn't need an adapter for the power, Japanese plugs are identical to the US' except for the voltage. (http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2225.html)

I'm pretty sure it should have no problem connecting to your wifi.

I completely doubt you'll be able to use the eshop, but I may be wrong. I have no idea about Miiverse though.

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Samurairu

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Link_Hyrule wrote:

Why not just buy an american one and change language to Japanese? That would negate most of your issues.

There's no option to change the language on my Wii U to Japanese. Only English, Spanish and French I think.

If Nintendo would get rid of the region lock, I would have bought a Japanese Wii U for the same reasons as the OP.

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Flynn

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Samurairu wrote:

Link_Hyrule wrote:

Why not just buy an american one and change language to Japanese? That would negate most of your issues.

There's no option to change the language on my Wii U to Japanese. Only English, Spanish and French I think.

If Nintendo would get rid of the region lock, I would have bought a Japanese Wii U for the same reasons as the OP.

Oh sorry then, I thought they did put a Japanese choice...

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Intrepid

7. Posted:

You could always start a correspondence with someone who knows Japanese by adding them as a friend, and messaging/video chatting with them. I'm beginning to consider this option myself.

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Tuurtledove

8. Posted:

One Word (Okay, Secretly it's two):
Region Locking

Unless you've got a country bypasser (Not entirely sure if that's what it's called) you won't be able to access any of the online features, you may even be unable to download any of the updates. You'll also have to import all of your games from Japan as well of course. And certain features that would generally be available in your country (Netflix), may be unobtainable due to your imported console.
Hope that helps in your final decision

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Samurairu

9. Posted:

Tuurtledove brings up a good option. You could subscribe to an online VPN service which will make it appear like you are originating from Japan.

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micronean

10. Posted:

If you're interested in study-friendly games, I'd stick with the original nintendo DS. Not only is the used market dirt-cheap in Japan (between 1200 - 2000 yen), but there are still way more study/trainer software for DS than for 3DS at the moment.

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