A friend of my Wife's bought a Wii seconhand from some-person.

They cannot purchase games via the Wii store because they get a message stating that the game is not available in their region.

Since they did not purchase the Wii through a retailer is there some way to

  • 1) Change their Wii's region?

  • 2) Determine what their Wii's region is?


After a small Google Search, from an eHow post.

  1. Go to your Wii Channel Menu and select the feature for which you want to change your regional settings. For example, if you want to change the setting for the Forecast Channel, use your Wii remote to select the Forecast Channel. If you need to change the region for the Everybody Votes Channel, click that channel.

  2. Go to “Settings” and press “A” to select it.

  3. Go to the “Nearest Location” tab and select “Change."

  4. Scroll to the bottom of the location list. Select “Choose from other regions.”

  5. Choose the region nearest you after scrolling through the various regions listed. Select it with your Wii remote and press the “A” button.

  6. Select the location nearest you from the list by pressing the “A” button.

  7. Click “Yes” when prompted. If you wan to change the settings, click “No” and make the necessary adjustments.

Reminder: Yes, I know there are typos inside the block quote, but this is taken directly from the post listed above.

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