I want to pick up the wireless keyboard for Rock Band 3 for Wii. In Australia, as far as I can tell, only EB Games has imported it, and it costs nearly $200AU for the pleasure.

Including shipping, it would only be about $100AU to order the keyboard from the States. However, PAL/NTSC compatibility and region-locking issues are making me uneasy in that regard.

Obviously, the game itself will be region locked (and I'll probably buy that here), but what about the peripherals?

  • I would have thought that the peripherals wouldn't have any region locking - but I have no evidence for this which is why I'm not suggesting it as an answer! – ChrisF Nov 15 '10 at 9:05
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    I've been snooping around the forums and have found hands on experience that there is no problem for RB2 (lost the link for that one) and a pretty ardent claim that this is also the case for RB3 (rockband.com/forums/…). I won't post this as an answer as it's still not decisive, only convincing. – Aubergine Nov 15 '10 at 14:00
  • @Aubergine One thing that makes me nervous is that I have the feeling (with no particular evidence) that the Wii peripherals may be more region-locked than PS3/Xbox... Particularly given the versions that required a Wiimote to be installed into them to work... – Margaret Nov 15 '10 at 21:40
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    Well, since nobody seems to know, I decided to order it and see what happens. It's ordered, I guess I'm about to find out. :S – Margaret Nov 16 '10 at 10:50
  • On the plus side, you'll be able to answer your own question and march mankind forward. I really hope it does work out for you, though. – Aubergine Nov 17 '10 at 13:03

It works!

(Caveat: Thus far I've only been playing on non-Pro easy mode, but if that's working fine I can't imagine that the other buttons are going to cause issues...)


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