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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to play movies on Xbox One or Wii U from a USB stick or an SD card?

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...