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 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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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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Skylanders Trap Team 2-Player Mode Difficulties (Wii U)

Lately I am having issues getting my son's game to allow a second player in Skylanders Trap Team (Wii U version). My controllers work (no low batteries or anything), are synced to the system properly ...
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Connecting my Wii Balance Board to my Wii U?

Does Wii Fit, played on a Wii U, support the Wii Balance Board? I tried to sync it, but nothing happened. I mean 'nothing happened' as in, I pressed both Sync buttons, and the light from the Balance ...
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Wii U Gamepad syncing symbols don't match

This is my situation on the WII U gamepad: I press the sync button and the tv shows the code for me to enter into the WII U Gamepad so that it connects. The code on my tv does not match the symbols ...
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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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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 I move and redownload the preinstalled Wii U games?

The Wii U comes preloaded with a few games now (e.g., Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo Land). If I delete them, can I get them back or re-download them? Can I move them onto a USB drive and use them ...
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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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Transfer “save data” from Wii-mode to “Wii U-mode”

So the question is; I've now got an original Wii. If i play a VC-game on this, i understand that i can transfer this game onto a Wii U in "Wii-mode" if i buy this in the future. So far so good. I also ...
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Can I play Skylanders: Trap Team on the Wii-U with two Pro controllers?

I would like to play Skylanders: Trap Team on the WiiU with two pro controllers, but no matter what I do the game seems to insist that the game be played with one player on the gamepad and the other ...
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Can I use my NNID on another Wii U?

Splatoon is coming out soon, I'll have it, but immediately after picking it up I need to catch a plane to my parents' house. They also have a Wii U. Can I use my NNID on her Wii U, have my online ...
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Version 1.0.6 “game balance adjustments” for Super Smash Bros. Wii U?

The in-game update notice says just that, "Game balance adjustments." Nintendo support says the following: Adjustments have also been made to balance the game and make for a more pleasant gaming ...
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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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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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How to achieve large horizontal aerial propulsion with Marth/Lucina's Shieldbreaker?

I've been playing Smash 4 quite a bit lately, and have seen online that some players are able to use Marth/Lucina's Shieldbreaker to propel them a substantial distance horizontally while in the air. ...
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Transfer NNID & save data from one Wii U to another Wii U?

For several months I had been keeping my Wii U at my friends' house. They just got a new Wii U, and we want to transfer their NNID's (Nintendo Network ID's), purchased content, and save data from my ...
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Wii U Transfer: Hung on Loading Data From SD Card Screen

I just purchased a Wii U yesterday and after the initial setup I wanted to transfer my Wii data to my Wii U. I had to do some preparation for the transfer because I have a hacked Wii. I hadn't used it ...
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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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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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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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Why is my Wii U tablet home button flashing blue?

When my Wii U is off, sometimes my Wii U tablet home button is flashing blue. What does this mean and is there a way to stop this from happening?
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How to connect Wii U to username / password internet connection?

I live in a college dorm, and with most modern colleges all students have user accounts. We use these accounts for many school-related things; including logging into the internet. From my windows 8 ...
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How can I save my score on Super Smash Bros Wii U?

I play against my son on Super Smash Bros Wii U. How can I maintain a running score for each of us? It doesn't seem possible to associate a controller/character with a particular nintendo account as ...
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What are all the milestones for the Wii U version?

When accomplishing some task in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, great or small, you will sometimes be congratulated with a message on the screen indicating that you've achieved some Milestone in your ...
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How do I play N64 virtual console games in widescreen on Wii U?

I just bought Donkey Kong 64 on Wii U (Virtual Console version) and realised it's got black borders everywhere. The left and right side are especially large. I thought I could fix it by activating ...
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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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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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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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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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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. ...