Using games consoles in other countries.

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PostUsing games consoles in other countries.
by Dig Dug » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:28 pm

I'm due to move to Tokyo for a year at the end of September and I'm thinking of sending my wii, wii u and PS4 over for the stay. Because of the difference in power outage I'm not sure what I should do about powering my systems. From my past experience with imported consoles it's normally a case of using a converter to power the machines without destroying the ac adapter.
With that in mind what is a good converter for the wii, wii u and ps4? The UK AC adapters for Wii and Wii U are 230-250v. I've read that the PS4 is universal and has an AC that can work in any region but I'd need to find something that is solid evidence because I can't find anything on the console itself.

Better yet is there somewhere that sells the Japanese AC adapters (or in the ps4's case a power cable) for these systems so I don't have to play around with adapters?

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by chalkitdown » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:02 am

The PS4 and WiiU have universal PSU's (even though the back of the WiiU says it doesn't, it actually does. Nintendo) All you need is a Japanese power cable (or a travel adapter) and they'll work no problem. I have NTSC versions of both and they both work fine on either side of the world.

To help ease your mind regarding the WiiU. http://ie.ign.com/blogs/chuck0latte/201 ... al-voltage

You'll need a step converter for the Wii, though.

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by Dig Dug » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:16 am

Well that's a relief. So I only need an ac adapter/step down for wii. It'd be easy enough to buy a japanese wii ac online but a lot of them are listed as being from hong kong which I'd rather not touch.

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by blackoutHERO » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:37 pm

Why are you moving to Tokyo?

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by Dig Dug » Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:44 pm

blackoutHERO wrote:Why are you moving to Tokyo?

Student exchange.

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by darksideby182 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:44 am

Most PSUs are now 100v to 230v @ 50Hz so it's generally just a plug adapter that is required just check the back of the unit/appliance etc

But as said above the Wii will require a different PSU as it's 230v only

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by Parksey » Sat Sep 03, 2016 2:46 pm

One thing about bringing the Wii and Wii U is that they aren't region free. If want a new game you'll have to buy it digitally or get someone to ship you a Pal copy over.

The PS4 is region free (I have a Japanese one) and most of the Japanese software has an English language option. Some however, don't and are entirely in Japanese.

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by Dig Dug » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:13 pm

Only wii u game to come out that I want is Zelda. My Wii is modded and will play anything. So I'm fine game wise really.

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by Cheeky Devlin » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:48 pm

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by Dig Dug » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:28 am

So going back to this. The ac adapter for the original Wii only works in uk but I've noticed a lot of 3rd party ones do 100v-240v, assuming they are not dodgy enough to explode (obviously not going to buy one from china or anywhere like that) wouldn't buying one of them let me use the wii on a normal travel adapter?
Problem with step converters is I'm struggling to find them online, everywhere either sells wall adapters or massive transformer boxes.

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PostRe: Using games consoles in other countries.
by darksideby182 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:17 pm

If they are 100v-230v then it will work with the Wii just got to trust the 3rd party product.

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