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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Can I see a list of which Nintendo eShop games I own somewhere?

Spending the rest of my coins on Virtual Console games, and there's a lot of overlap between Wii, Wii U, 3DS. Just want to make sure I'm not buying one I already have somewhere. Thanks!
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Can a 220-240v WiiU adapter be used at 110v?

I have a Wii-U brought in South America (Chile) where the wall output is 240v. The Wii-U input voltage say's to be "220-240v", searching throughout the internet it says that US adapters (110v) works ...
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How do Wii U patches work?

Do the Wii U patches effectively modify the data as it comes off the game disc? Or do they replace the main executable and run off internal storage?
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Does mario 64 on the wii u look any better than it did on the wii?

It is still in 4:3, and I've seen people say it is still only rendered at 640x480... which is disappointing, it would be cool to see some basic upgrades like widescreen and a higher native resolution. ...
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Does the Wii U game pad actually detect breath?

In both Wii Fit U and NintendoLand there are games where you have to blow into the game pad's microphone to complete them. I don't like the idea of blowing moisture into electronics so I've tried to ...
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boot.elf not found - Smash Stack Wii

I have a 2GB SD card and I wanted to install the Homebrew Channel on the Wii so I did the Smash Stack method (private folder and boot.elf) and it says "boot.elf not found (-1)". I checked the SD Card ...
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Is there a limit to the amount of “pieces” you can place in the map builder?

I remember in Super Smash Bros Brawl, the game limited you on how much stuff you could put down in the maps you made using the map builder. Is that still a thing in the Super Smash Bros 4? I have yet ...
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Are games specific to a Wii console or the disk

Are game saves specific to one wii console? For example if I I sold my wii and bought a wii u and played my old wii game on the wii u would the save be there of would I have to start the game again?
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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?
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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 happens if I choose one Mii or another when linking my 3DS to the Miiverse?

I just finished updating my 3DS to the new 7.0.0-13 update, which adds the Miiverse to the 3DS and finally combines the funds of both Wii U and 3DS e-shops. Right now, my 3DS is giving me the choice ...
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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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Can I set up and use a Wii U without a separate display?

I don't own a TV or monitor, but I'm interested in a Wii U for games that can be played with only the controller. Is it possible to go through all the initial console setup, downloading updates, ...
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How to play WiiU game with only a WiiU Gamepad [duplicate]

As the question suggests, is it possible to play games off of the WiiU Gamepad without having the WiiU or TV turned on? For example, I turn on the WiiU Gamepad, but not the WiiU or the TV. I proceed ...
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Are North American eShop games already ineligible for Club Nintendo coins?

I just saw a tweet from Nintendo advertising pre-purchase for Kirby and the Rainbow Curse. I was about to buy it when I remembered that Club Nintendo is shutting down and they're going to stop ...
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Custom Grand Prix Mario kart 8

Is it possible to make custom grand Prixs in Mario kart 8 on the Wii U. I find it hugely frustrating that they only last 4 rounds. Ideally I'd like to be able to play 12 tracks and ideally the ...
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Can you have more than three game files on Mario Bros. Wii U?

I have more than three kids and they all want to play. How can I have more than three savegames, so that they can all play the game?
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Bayonetta 1 quicktime events show wrong controller on Wii U

I'm playing through level 1 and am at the part where you have to jump off a bridge as it is being thrown. During this quicktime event, I'm shown what action I have to perform on the gamepad. However, ...
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Golden Sun data transfer to The Lost Age on Wii U virtual console

Does the virtual console version of the game have a new data transfer system, or will I have to manually type the password again once I get The Lost Age?
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Wii U cant update - Error 108-0144

I have a Wii U with the update version that comes on MK8 - and when I connect to Internet and try to play it - it says I need an update. So I press OK, and then it says I need a system update too. So ...
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Which Wiimote works best with Wii U?

I just purchased a Wii U (with the gamepad) and a Nyko Pro controller. The last Nintendo system I owned was Gamecube and as such I am out of touch with Wii accessories. I understand a number of them ...
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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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What's the meaning of the icons on the backside of Wii U games?

While building a database of Wii U games, I am struggling with the meaning of the hardware requirement symbols on the backside of the game. I can keep apart the symbols e.g. for Wiimote, Wii U ...
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Can you save GameCube games on the Wii U?

So far as I can tell, the Wii U can do almost everything a Wii can. The only exception I am aware of is the Wii u doesn't seem to have a game cube memory card reader. Is there a way to save GameCube ...
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Do regular Wiimotes work on the Wii-U?

I went all in when the Wii came out and got 4 Wii-motes right away. I do not want to buy new Wii-motes to play party games if I get the Wii-U. I mean it seems silly if everyone just needs the D-pad to ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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, ...