Comparison of Nintendo Wii Consoles & some MKW Info

Below is a chart of every Nintendo Wii Console along with some MKWii information.

Wii System Menu Region Serial Number Prefix* Release Date MKW Disc MKW Region Line Color MKW Release Date
Japanese J LJF/LJH 12/2/2006 NTSC-J aka RMCJ01 Red 4/10/2008
American U LU 11/19/2006 NTSC-U aka RMCE01 Blue 4/27/2008
European E LEF/LEH/LEM 12/8/2006 PAL aka RMCP01 Green 4/11/2008
Australian E LAH 12/7/2006 PAL aka RMCP01 Yellow 4/24/2008
Korean K LKH/LKM 4/26/2008 NTSC-K aka RMCK01 Purple 4/30/2009
Taiwanese J LTF/LTH 7/2/2008 NTSC-J aka RMCJ01 White 7/2/2008**
Chinese*** C?*** ? Never released to the Public NTSC-C aka RMCC01?*** White Never released to the Public

*Serial Number Prefixes do not include the Non-GCN Wiis & Wii Mini. Non-GCN Wiis came out sometime in Oct/Nov 2011 and start with the letter K instead of L. Wii Minis came out sometime in Dec 2012. Also, Nintendo never made Korean or Taiwanese Wii Minis.

**Since the Taiwan Wii uses the Japanese MKW Disc, there is no actual Nintendo official release date for a Taiwan MKW since a Taiwan MKW doesn't exist. So in technical terms, the "Taiwan MKW Release Date" is the same date Nintendo released the Taiwanese Wii

***In the Chinese MKW Regional Top 10, there is a player that has a name in Simplified Chinese. This name cannot be read by any MKW Disc. Thus, by deductive logic it is safe to say that there is a Chinese MKW Disc. Also, this means that his Mii name must have been created from a Mii Channel that is supported by a System Menu that can display Simplified Chinese. Using AnyRegionChanger, putting S.Chinese on my System Menu results in a brick (except Korean, but it only changes the language for the screen that appears when the Wii Remote Home button is pressed). So it is safe to say, that there is a Chinese Wii. Please do not the confuse the game ID of RMCC01 for what is known as the "Taiwanese ISO", that ISO is a custom Japan ISO made by a Taiwan Player by the name of [A9 Star]. The ISO is in Trad. Chinese, not Simplified Chinese. The official letter code by Nintendo for Trad. Chinese (Taiwanese) games is "W", not "C". Example: SSQW01 (Game ID for Taiwanese Mario Party 9). To understand this info better, please visit this forum thread about MKW Region IDs - HERE

Also, there is another player that has what is known as "Korean asterisk symbols" in his/her name. We know that the Chinese Mii Channel has that large asterisk symbol which can only be found in the Korean Mii Channel. All Wiis can read the large asterisk symbol.

Time Line
11/19/2006: Wii is first released to the public. American Wii is first to launch.
12/2/2006: Wii is released in Japan.
12/7/2006: Wii is released in Australia.
12/8/2006: The very next day, the Wii is released in Europe
4/10/2008: Mario Kart is first released to the public. NTSC-J (Japanese MKW) is first to launch.
4/11/2008: The PAL MKW disc is released in Europe.
4/24/2008: The PAL MKW disc starts shipping to Australia, so a techincal release date for "Australian MKW" even though anybody with a Euro Wii at the time could have accessed the Oceania region of MKW.
4/26/2008: Wii is released in South Korea along with some Korean games. No Korean MKWii yet.
4/27/2008: MKW is released in the Americas (NTSC-U disc). American players get a late start in WR competition.
7/2/2008: Wii is released in Taiwan, some games in Traditional Chinese are released too. No Taiwanese MKW disc was ever made. Taiwan Wiis are equipped with the Japanese System Menu, so they use the NTSC-J Japanese MKW Disc So, this date is technically the release of "Taiwan MKW".
4/30/2009: MKW is finally released for the Korean Wii (NTSC-K disc). A little over a year after the Korean Wii was released.

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