The Wii U is an eighth generation television console by Nintendo that primarily uses a controller with a built-in touchscreen. Use this tag if the question is about Wii U's operating system, hardware, or a game feature made only for the Wii U. DO NOT use for general Wii questions, or questions ...

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Is the Wii U compatible with Gamecube games?

So despite some initial confusion about whether the Wii U 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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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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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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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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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 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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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 happens if you use an Amiibo in Smash that hasn't been unlocked as a character?

What happens if you use an Amiibo of a character that is locked by default in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS (like Duck Hunt) before unlocking the character on that copy of the game? Does it ...
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Is the Wii Fit U board compatible with the original Wii?

I have Googled this for ages and can't find an answer. I know that the Wii Fit board is compatible for the Wii U, but how about the other way around: original Wii & new Wii Fit U board?
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How do I play transferred Nintendo 64 games on my Wii U

I just recently transferred all my Wii stuff to my Wii U, and when I tried to play a N64 game it, said, "This channel can not be launched on this Wii console." How do I transfer Nintendo 64 games onto ...
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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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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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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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Transfer PreInstalled Games from a bundle WiiU

I want to buy a Splatoon/SSB4 WiiU Bundle, but I already own another WiiU with an NNID Account (also linked to my 3DS). Can I download the pre-installed SSB4 and Splatoon to the Other WiiU? And if it ...
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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 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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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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What controllers can you use on Minecraft for Wii-U

On Minecraft for the Wii-U I have heard you cannot use the Wii remote or nun-chuck, is this true? What are the controllers you can use?
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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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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 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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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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How can I get special symbols for my Mii nickname?

For example, I have seen someone with the music note symbol, and I'm confused on how to get these, because I want them.
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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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Can I play Minecraft only using the Wii U gamepad?

I'm trying to decide if I should get Minecraft for the PS4 or Wii U. My kids will be the ones playing it. I'd like them to be able to play with just the Wii U's gamepad while I do something else on ...
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How can I take a screenshot of my Mii on a Wii-U?

Following on from How can I upload screenshots from my Wii U? I'd like to know how to take a screenshot of my Mii. I'm growing a moustache for Movember and I've just added a moustache to my Mii to ...
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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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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 physical copy of the game, so you have to download it ...
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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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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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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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Is Minecraft: Wii U Edition only available in Nintendo's eShop?

I prefer physical discs over downloadable, digital-only products. Can I get Minecraft for the Wii U as a physical disc? Or is it only available in Nintendo's eShop?
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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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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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What happens when you scan your 31st Amiibo in Amiibo Tap?

Each time you scan an Amiibo in Amiibo Tap: Nintendo's Greatest Bits, it unlocks a virtual console demo that is tied to the Amiibo you scanned to unlock it. There are 30 game demos. What happens if, ...
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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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Is it possible to get US games from the nintendo Eshop in wii u?

I have always wanted to speedrun Donkey Kong 64 but i realized half the glitches you need to use are left out of the PAL version (i'm in Australia). I want to play on the wii u VC but i'm assuming the ...
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What are the disadvantages of purchasing pre-owned games for the Wii U?

I have a Wii U and I want to buy some games. It's in the nature of console games, that they are expensive. So I think about buying pre-owned games. Because the Nintendo Club is closing, I have no ...
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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 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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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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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 get a five-star overall rating for a match?

After a match in Pokkén Tournament is concluded, the player is given star rankings in four categories - Offense, Defense, Technique, and Bonus - followed by an overall rating based on those four. ...
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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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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 Many levels are in Super Mario World?

I was playing Super Mario World on the Wii U the other day and my dad said that in order to "beat the game legitimately" you have to beat every level. How many levels are there?
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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 to remove personal data from Wii U?

I've got a Wii U that I never use. It's mere presence taunts me by reminding me of my poor purchasing decisions. If I want to remove all my personal details from it including save games and eShop ...
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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 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 ...