Nintendo's 8th generation console, and the successor to the Wii. Released in 2012, featuring backwards compatibility with Wii games, HD graphics, and a handheld gamepad with inbuilt touchscreen.

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What are selection criteria to choose a gaming console? Xbox, PS4 and Wii U [on hold]

What is the proven best way to select which console to buy?
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How do I fix ghost inputs on certain games from HID controllers?

This is a pretty technical question, so I apologize in advance for any long-windedness. I'm using a Wii U Pro Controller, connected to my PC via Bluetooth, in conjunction with a program called ...
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What does leveling an amiibo in Smash 4 do?

When using your amiibo in Smash, they will gain levels. This wiki states: The more the amiibo is played, the more it levels up, unlocking different moves, equipment and customization options. ...
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Can screen rumbling/shaking be turned off in Smash Bros Wii U?

The game looks great, and I will most likely buy it anyways, but can the screen be held steady? I was watching some 8 player mode action and when the screen is zoomed out and always shaking it looks ...
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How do I unlock all of the stages in Smash Bros for Wii U?

I noticed that I unlocked some stages when I unlocked characters, but other stages also seem to unlock when clearing certain event matches. I haven't gotten a message saying that all stages are ...
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Is there a bonus for collecting all the items in the 8-player classic Donkey Kong level?

There are three items that spawn in the game as part of the classic Donkey Kong level: The Parasol The Hat The Purse Collecting them plays the signature "collect" sound from the classic game and ...
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Can I use Amiibo as a playable character in Smash?

I recall seeing an ad of bunch of teenagers playing Smash as their Amiibo characters, but I can't seem to find a way to actually do it. I know I can play in a team with Amiibo and have it be ...
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Stage Builder, do you get more parts?

It doesn't look like the stage builder has very many moving parts. It's quite cool that you can draw the stage, but I miss a lot of the pieces available in the Brawl version. Can you/How do you ...
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Baby Yoshi respawn times?

I just broke out my new "Super Luigi U" standalone game, and began playing from the beginning. I soon encounter a little creature claiming to be a Baby Yoshi (directly after the first mini-castle if ...
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Sharing downloaded games between two Wii-U consoles we own

We have a wii u upstairs, and just recently bought one for the basement. We have several downloaded versions on the upstairs box already, specifically Mario Kart 8. Are we able to play that game in ...
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Streaming The Wii U with a Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle

Has anyone tried streaming to Twitch/Hitbox with a Wii U, specifically using a Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle USB 3.0? I have one attached to my machine that I've confirmed is working correctly with ...
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Wii to Wii U account transfer but my wii was lost in a move

I have no idea what happened to my Wii months ago when I moved but I shrugged it off because I was planning to get a Wii U. I just ordered a wii u and wanted to know if anyone had any luck with ...
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Are Wii U games on external drive transferrable?

If I downloaded some game from eShop onto my external drive, could I take the drive to a friend or family's Wii U and play the downloaded game off the external?
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How much does a new Wii U Wind Waker bundle edition have to download in order to play?

I'm planning to buy a Wii U and the LOZ Wind Waker bundle edition seems like a nice deal, but as far as I know the bundle does not come with a physic copy of the game so you have to download it along ...
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Registering Wii U Download Code

So, a friend and I have both bought Mario Kart 8, and have thus been able to choose a free game to go with it. We have now received the download codes, however, my friend has a problem. The codes ...
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Do Wii U Virtual Console discounts go off purchased games or games that are saved to the Wii system?

I have transferred my Wii information to my Wii U and was wondering if I can delete the Virtual Console games I purchased on my Wii to save space. Or am I required to download the games and keep them ...
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Wii U - Can I have my own save game data?

I want to play Mario Kart on Wii U, but I don't want to mess with the existing game data. Is there a way I can have my own separate profile?
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Using Wii U on wireless network with username and password

I just moved into college, and the wireless network on campus requires a username and password. When I tried connecting my Wii U to the network, there was no field for username. Am I unable to connect ...
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My WiiU should have 22GB of free space, but it has only 9GB instead

I can't install Assassin's Creed 3 on the WiiU, because it takes up to 14,2GB of data storage, and I have only 9019MB. I try to understand why, because I should have up to 22GB free. So, this is all ...
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What is the internal / native resolution of Mario Kart 8 / the Wii U?

AKA the resolution before it was upscaled. I'm not sure but I think the gamepad is the same resolution as the main screen. As far as I know the resolution is 1280x720 but could this be confirmed? ...
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NNID and Club Nintendo

If say, I have linked my club Nintendo account to my NNID, but at one point I want to have a new NNID for whatever reason, if I re-link the Club Nintendo account to my new NNID, then unlink it from my ...
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Can the Wii U Remote Plus be used to play Wii games?

I have a Wii U console. I ordered The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess from Amazon to be able to play them on my Wii U, since I never owned the Wii previously, ...
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How to change gamplay to gamepad on Blacklist Wii U

How can you go from TV play to gamepad play in Blacklist on the Wii U? You can change it easily at the beginning of the game, by tapping the gamepad, but it isn't that easy when the tv is turned off, ...
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Are coins awarded between races in a Grand Prix?

A follow-up question from here. The main question is: Are coins saved to your account at the end of the race, or at the end of a Grand Prix, in Mario Kart 8 (or every Mario Kart, for that matter) ...
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Gamepad in multiplayer games

When playing multiplayer in the following games, can you use the gamepad to control a character just like a regular Wii Remote? Mario Kart 8 Super Mario 3D World New Super Mario Bros. U
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What are the conditions for the start coins in Mario Kart 8 multiplayer?

I played online a little in Mario Kart 8 and I noticed that my starting coins are different every time. Sometimes I start with 4, sometimes with 0. I believe in single player you start with 5 (at the ...
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Is there any way I can use my Wii U to play movies I have on my computer?

Is there any way I can use my Wii U to play movies I have on my computer? So if I have purchased a movie through iTunes for example?
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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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Play secret of mana or zombies ate my neighbors on wii U?

I bought Secret of Mana and Zombies Ate My Neighbors on the Wii U via the older Wii virtual console. But when I went to play, a message came up that I had to attach a "classic controller" or exit. ...
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Does Wii U support any form of voice chat?

I personally thought that there is no, but I found Ear Force NLa which is a Wii U branded headset. So presumably there should be support for chat. Is it supported in limited games only, or there is ...
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Can a Wii U be “cleaned” of HBC traces?

If I install something like HBC on a Wii U, but later decide I don't want it anymore, is it possible to uninstall it completely or will it always be possible to check whether it had been installed?
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New Nintendo Network ID

I'm not quite happy with my NNID I registered initially, and I want to change it. I'm planning to register new NNID user, unlink current user from Nintendo Club, link new user to Nintendo Club. AFAIK ...
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Can I win anything from the eShop roulette wheel?

The Wii U eShop now has a roulette wheel on the loading screen. Is it possible to win anything from it, or is it just for fun?
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Show Wii U Gamepad Video on Computer

I'm trying to find out if anyone has come up with a method of getting the Wii U gamepad video to show on a PC. I've looked this up and found people playing PC games with the Wii U, but that's not what ...
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per user language settings on Wii U

I recently bought a Wii U and intend to spend a lot of time playing games. I prefer to play these games in their original languages (usually English). My kid is 2.5 years old and eventually he'll ...
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Are the Wii U eshop and the 3DS eshop cross compatible?

On steam, I have a single ID. No matter which system I'm on, my games follow me. I get the game on my Windows Desktop and I can then download it and play it on my SteamPC (assuming it's compatible ...
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Transfer Mii from Wii U to the virtual Wii on the same console

I spent many hours crafting the perfect Mii for my Wii U console. Then I run the virtual Wii mode on that console. I was hoping my Mii would appear there too, but it doesn't. Is there any way to ...
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LOZ Windwaker HD scene never ends

for some reason the LOZWW HD for WiiU when I get to the part at the beginning with the telescope aryll keeps asking "hey,what's that? playername! are you looking at the red postbox?", plays a chime ...
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Are all Wii WiiWare and Virtual Console games available on Wii U eShop?

Does the Wii U eShop contain all the WiiWare and Virtual Console games from Wii Shop Channel? Are there any such Wii games known to be specifically not compatible with the Wii U (e.g. with regard to ...
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How to play movies on Xbox One or Wii U from a USB stick or an SD card? [closed]

I want to be able to play movies I have on a USB stick and an SD card on my Xbox One or Wii U because my PS3 died. I'm finding it impossible on both. What am I supposed to do to play my movies? ...
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Does the Wii/Wii U sensor bar need to be plugged into the console to function?

Is the Wii/Wii U sensor bar a receiver or simply a transmitter? I'm running into the problem where I can't just run the sensor bar cord across the entire room to the screen, and I don't want to buy a ...
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Start Co-op on Disney Infinity for Wii U

My daughter got a second character for Disney Infinity (Venelope and she already has Wreck-it Ralph). Allegedly you can play co-op like this in Disney Infinity. But we have a second controller and ...
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Would an old Nintendo Wii remote work with a Wii U (without the gamepad)?

I want to buy this Wii U I found on ebay but it does not come bundled with the WII U gamepad. Would I be able to use an old Nintendo Wii remote (with plus) to navigate the Wii U menu or would I need ...
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Enter Wii mode on Wii U without sensor bar

I have a cat who finds the Wii sensor bar's cord irresistibly attractive, so the sensor bar stays in a drawer most of the time. However, when trying to start Wii mode on the Wii U, you're required to ...
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Tingle Statues | Respawning source of 100 Rupees

In the Gamecube version of Wind Waker, didn't the Tingle Statues serve another purpose, hinting to the location of a respawning source of 100 Rupees? Do they still do that in the WiiU HD version? ...
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Can a Wii U work with a hardware RAID for external HDDs?

I'm looking at a Hardware RAID enclosure (like this) for my Wii U. I would like to use external storage so I can fit more games on it, but would like RAID 1 (mirroring) to protect my data since the ...
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Old Japanese Wii games on US Wii U

Can I play imported Japanese Wii games (not Wii U games) on a US Wii U in the Wii mode? I want to know if it will work before I invest in importing a Japanese Wii game. Thanks
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Is there a wristband-like controller for the wii?

We've been playing Just Dance and Wii Fit quite a bit lately and I was thinking a small wrist-band or watch type controller would be handy. The wiimote gets heavy for my 5-year-old and you really ...
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how safe is HBC on Wii-U?

I had a question about installing home-brew on the Wii U. I heard it's safe(within reason), but some games say that they will deactivate if unauthorized software is installed. if I install HBC will ...
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What is the square symbol on the Wii U gamepad?

There is this square symbol right below the d-pad on the Wii U gamepad: What does it mean?