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 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, etc, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Club Nintendo and Nintendo Network ID link

Today I made a NNID and a Club Nintendo Account and tried to link them together, but my Wii U tells me that either the password and/or the email is wrong which is not possible because I can login in ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...