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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Simultaneous two player mode

I bought Skylanders Giants for my kids and they've done something to make it so that in two player mode they can't play at the same time, something they've been able to do before. They press the - ...
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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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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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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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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 can I easily back up my Wii U saves/games?

I'm spoiled by being able to back up all of my save/game data on my PS3, PC, Vita etc, so I'm a little concerned that there isn't a straight up "back up all the things" option in the Wii U settings. ...
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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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What's the size of the largest patch on Wii U so far?

I'm considering buying a Wii U Basic set, but I really do not want to attach external hard drive to the system. I know that it's little opionated, but still, if I would use only disk based games (say ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I get this goblin out of the ground?

I'm stuck in the second room of the lost temple in Darksiders II. In this room, I am supposed to maneuver a golem into a socket to open the next door. However, I fooled a bit around with the golem and ...
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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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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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Is it possible to merge a mii created on a wii with one created on a 3DS?

I have created a new Mii on my 3DS (not imported from a Wii) and set it up as my Mii-verse Mii. I was planning to copy my Wii profile to a Wii U in the future, is it possible to merge my Mii from my ...
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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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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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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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Do Wii U PAL consoles from Asia work with Wii U PAL games from Europe

I purchased a Wii U (PAL) from United Arab Emirates. Am I limited to buying games for it that originated in that country or can I buy say, UK games?
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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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What day is Nintendo's eShop updated on?

I've been looking around and can't seem to find any solid confirmation on what day new titles are added to the eShop. I know within the next 7 days or so I'll find out, but I thought this might also ...
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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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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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Skylanders Swap Force, are wii and wii u versions the same?

For Skylanders Swap Force, are the wii and wii u versions the same? I know the wii version can be played on the wii u, but will we be missing out on the new wii u features, or is it the same release ...
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How can I fix a “Too many Portals” error message?

I have the Wii version of Skylanders Swap Force and a Wii U system. The portal, connected to the Wii U by USB, is not working. I am getting a "Too many portals" message when I try to connect. How can ...
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Is the Wii-U compatible with Gamecube games?

So despite some initial confusion about whether the WiiU was an accessory or a console successor to the Wii, I now understand that it is, in fact, a new console. During its initial presentation, ...
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Wii U multilingual support

I am currently living in Italy and I am looking into buying a wii u. Only thing that bothers me is will I have option to set it to english if it is bought in Italy? As far as I know it should be EU ...
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Does the Wii U use the Internet to update games?

AFAIK the Wii doesn't have patches or updates of any kind for its games. Is this still true for Wii U?
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Wii U USB Memory Stick Photo Slideshow

Is there anyway to play a slideshow of photos saved on a USB stick on the Wii U? If not, can it be done with an SD card? I remember being able to look at photos on the original Wii, but cannot find ...