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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 are the conditions for the start coins in Mario Kart 8 multiplayer?

I played online a little in Mario Kart 8 and I noticed that my starting coins are different every time. Sometimes I start with 4, sometimes with 0. I believe in single player you start with 5 (at the ...
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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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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 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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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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Playing Mass Effect on multiple consoles

I obtained Mass Effect 3 as a free game for the compensation for the Sim City downtime, more than a year ago. I liked ME3 quite a lot, and even played it more than SC itself. Now I still play it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Are coins awarded between races in a Grand Prix?

A follow-up question from here. The main question is: Are coins saved to your account at the end of the race, or at the end of a Grand Prix, in Mario Kart 8 (or every Mario Kart, for that matter) ...
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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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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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New Nintendo Network ID

I'm not quite happy with my NNID I registered initially, and I want to change it. I'm planning to register new NNID user, unlink current user from Nintendo Club, link new user to Nintendo Club. AFAIK ...
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per user language settings on Wii U

I recently bought a Wii U and intend to spend a lot of time playing games. I prefer to play these games in their original languages (usually English). My kid is 2.5 years old and eventually he'll ...
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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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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. ...