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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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If my Wii U external hard drive dies, can I download all my games again?

I'm loving the ability to download Wii U games and store them on an external USB hard drive. No need to go to the store to buy them, no need to deal with a bunch of discs, and the games load faster ...
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I deleted a duplicate Mii from my Wii U. It was one that I'd imported from my Wii. Is it also gone from the Wii menu?

Somehow, I had one version of my Mii on my Wii, and one version on my 3DS. When configuring my Wii U, I used the 3DS version, since that was the only one I could import on initial setup. After ...
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Switching between mii's

How do I switch between wii characters, players aka mii while playing skylanders? I am not looking for two player action, simply how to go from one player to a different player.
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Are there differences between the Wii U and PS3 versions of Lego Marvel Superheroes?

I'm trying to decide what system to buy Lego Marvel Superheroes for, Wii U or PS3. Are there differences between the two versions, such as Wii U Gamepad functionality, platform-exclusive characters ...
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Can I safely attach a magnet to the back of a Wii U gamepad?

I backed a Kickstarter project for a flexible, magnetic iPad stand. I'm wondering if I could use it for my Wii U Gamepad as well. A magnet is attached to the back of the device (semipermanently) to ...
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What are the specs for the highest-end hard drive the WiiU can support?

I am running out of space on my WiiU, and there are some games coming out soon that I will want to download. I'd like to buy a new hard drive before that happens, but I don't know what kinds are ...
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How can I upload screenshots from my Wii U?

There was a Wii U software update yesterday, and browsing Nintendo's support site, I noticed this interesting tidbit: Ability to launch the Internet Browser during gameplay and upload screenshots ...
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When downloading a Wii U eShop game together with the physical copy will it get you twice the save files?

With games like The Wind Waker HD, New Super Luigi U and others, you have at least 3 savefiles. But if you download a new game digitally (through the Wii U eShop) and also buy the physical copy of ...
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Games already linked to the console?

On the launch of the Wii-U, the console was linked directly to the Nintendo account, which means: If you purchase a game (I think, just online) it will be saved on the console and can be ...
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Do old Wiimotes with Wii MotionPlus attachment work on Wii U?

I have two old Wiimotes without built-in MotionPlus but I have two MotionPlus attachments for them. If I use the MotionPlus attachment can I use these Wiimotes with the Wii U or do I have to buy 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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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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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 ...
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How do you access the fast travel map on the Wii U in Assassin's Creed III?

I'm playing Assassin's Creed III on a Wii U and I'm using a Wii U gamepad. How do I access the map? What button should I press? I'm not talking about the gamepad map; I'm talking about the big map.
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Do the Wii U remotes work with the old Wii system?

I know that the old remotes work with the new system, but do the new remotes work with the old system?
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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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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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Is the Piggyback guide to Assassin's Creed 3 usable on Wii U version?

I have the Assassin's Creed 3 for Wii U, and I want to buy the Piggyback guide to the game, but in the guide web says it's for PC, PS3 and Xbox360 versions. I know that Wii U version was launch time ...
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Wii U launch directly to Wii menu?

The latest Wii U firmware lets you boot directly to Wii mode. You are supposed to hold B during the boot screen. When I do this it says "going to Wii menu", then fades out and shows a logo with "Wii U ...
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Why is my Wii U having massive fits of controller lag?

I bought a new Wii U a few months ago. I most often play Mario Kart Wii (in Wii mode) and have been noticing an increasing amount of fits of controller lag. I know that the Wii isn't known for ...
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Wii U connected to projector audio issues

I'm thinking of buying a Wii U but It seems that it doesn't have an audio out (only HDMI). My projector Sanyo Z-700 has HDMI but I can't get sound out of my projector. So is there any tested way to ...
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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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Is there any way to add or remove UI elements completely?

With the release of the new Monster Hunter on Wii U, they've added in the ability to customize the gamepad with specific UI items, such as your health and stamina bars, the map, etc. Doing so ...
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Technically, does Wii U produce better graphics than PS3? [closed]

I'm not trying to start a flame war. With the same 1080p HD TV, will we be able to tell the difference between the two consoles running the same game? I'm also wondering if developers can actually ...
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Is there any way to import a Mii into the Wii Channel on the Wii U

On my Wii, I have a button in my Mii Channel to transfer a Mii to and from my Wii remote, as seen in this tutorial. On the Wii Channel of my Wii U, I don't have that button. I've also tried to ...
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Does the Wii U use HDCP copy protection on on games via its HDMI output?

I'd like to record gaming videos via HDMI on the Wii U, so I wonder if its HDMI output is protected by HDCP, which would mean I'd need to use another output method to record. I've googled a bit and ...
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Can you buy Wii U downloadable titles without a Wii U?

With the Playstation Store I believe you can actually purchase PSN titles from your PC for the PSP (and possibly PS3? I forget). I've googled but I can't quite tell if there's such a service for the ...
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Wii U error 103-2001 / 103-2101 when trying to set up wifi

I just got a Wii U and it seems it must not like my router (a Linksys E3000). No other devices seem to have a problem. When I enter the settings in the system menu the connection to the router ...
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can multiple users log into the Wii U at the same time?

Am I stupid? I want to play Sega Allstars Racing Transformed with my wife but we can't figure out how to play with separate profiles. It's either Scott and Scott(2) or Izzy and Izzy(2).
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What is the process required to transfer virtual console games from the Wii to the Wii U

I'm looking to buy the Wii U, and one of the major draws of it for me is transferring the virtual console games from a previous Wii. I've actually given the Wii to a relative, so I'd like to know ...
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How is the Wii U's region locking applied?

Can someone please let me know how the Wii U is region locked? ie. what are the regions that games can be bought from for both the Wii U and how this applies to backwards compatibility for Wii ...
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Does some portable external hard drive work when powered by the Wii U?

It is said in this article that for the Wii U, an external hard drive is probably going to be needed. It is said in this article that the Wii U will work best with an external hard drive that uses ...
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What can I store on a Wii U's Flash memory?

Although I wanted the white version of the Wii U console, the black one actually does have 32GB Flash memory, but what is it for? Is it for game play data save, so if you only play a few games, then ...
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Does Wii U tablet work with wii games?

If I were to play a Wii game on the Wii U, could I play it on the tablet? Using the tablet as the display and use the normal Wii controller+nunchuck to play the game? Or does that not work for some ...
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How do I know if a game is compatible with the Wii U pro controller?

I'm trying to decide whether I'll want a Wii U pro Controller, but I'm not finding any information on which games are going to be able to use it, and if any games are requiring it. I was thinking the ...
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Must I dedicate my entire external HDD to the Wii U?

According to Wii U Internal Storage Space Information (Nintendo Wii U FAQ): You can store games/content on an external USB HDD. "If you wish to download more content we recommend an external USB ...
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How does the Wii U tablet communicate with the TV?

During the initial console setup, you have the option to enable some basic TV controls on the tablet. How does the Wii U "talk" to the TV when it's connected over HDMI? Is the TV controls sent over ...
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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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Will original Wii Graphics become HD on Wii U

I know that Wii-U will work with the original Wii games and hardware. When I play original Wii games on the Wii-U will the game graphics up convert to 720p/1080p? Or will the system play them in ...
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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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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, ...