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According to the specifications found on Nintendo's E3 website, the drive doesn't accept GameCube's small 8cm discs, only the new high-density discs for Wii U and the normal 12cm Wii discs - so no, it won't be compatible. This also fits with the likely strategy they use for backwards compatibility; they shut all the new stuff off so the console behaves just ...


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It uses IR. The top of the GamePad has an IR transceiver to control the TV (I assume it also reads where you're pointing at using the sensor bar, the same way the Wii Remotes work). In this picture, you can see the black transparent cover of the IR port on the top of the GamePad Also, from the video on this page: "[...] [the IR transceiver] can be ...


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You require the physical Wii and an SD card to move everything over. Note that this is a "move", not a "copy"; everything that gets put on the Wii U will be deleted from the Wii. Important! You will need to have both the Wii U and Wii on hand to perform a system transfer. [...] 3. If I transfer my games from Wii to Wii U, can I keep the games ...


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Yes, you can re-download as often as you'd like. Note, however, that the eShop purchases are (currently) tied to the console, not your Nintendo Network ID. That means that if your Wii U itself dies, you need to get it repaired by Nintendo in order to preserve your purchases.


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Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U. This page on Nintendo's website says: Controllers The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.


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That is the location of the NFC reader/writer built into the gamepad (see page 8): NFC (near-field communication) location Built-in NFC feature allows the system to read or write to an enabled card or other device. This works with Wii U software exclusively designed to use this feature (see game packaging for compatibility information) To ...


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The internal flash memory is only used for storage of things like saves and assuming digital downloads and the like. Apparently the only way to extend the memory of the Wii U is to use a USB storage device. As to the second part of your question, unless a Nintendo Executive has made a public statement somewhere we can only guess as to why they made these ...


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The Wii U is completely HDCP-free when playing games, accessing the menu and even when playing Wii/ Wii Virtual Console software. I confirmed this using my Elgato Game Capture HD, which doesn't have an HDCP stripper. This means any HDMI capture card can capture Wii U video even if it can't strip/crack HDCP protection (no promises about Netflix/non game ...


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All of the old Wii controllers and accessories still work with a Wii U, as long as the games are prepared for them. The Wii Remote is the standard controller as it was originally released with the Wii. The Wii Nunchuck and Wii MotionPlus are accessories to a Wii Remote - they plug into the bottom. The Nunchuck is a secondary controller with an analog ...


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Yes, the Wii U does in fact patch games if necessary, the Wii did too. The thing about the Wii was that - just like with the 3DS - users would need to download patches manually, as if they were DLCs. One such patch was released for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The Wii U can patch games automatically. One such example would be Pikmin 3.


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As a response to the titled question, the largest single firmware update on Wii U was the 4.0.0 update which was 701MB. Regarding the actual file size of Virtual Console games, currently the largest SNES game on the market appears to be Earthbound at a download size of 43MB. Assuming that all the titles you download are at 40MB, you'd be around 400MB of ...


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There is no such controller for Wii or Wii-U currently (but nobody knows what Nintendo is cooking up) This is pretty much a technology/cost barrier. as the motion detection hardware is quite large (although it has been getting smaller if you notice wii-motes now come with motion+ and are the same size as original wii-motes). Hardware that small that stil ...


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Have the desired image displaying on your television and/or Gamepad Press the Home button on your Gamepad Press Internet browser Go to the site where you want to upload, And press the browse or upload button. (I did this at Imgur.com and postimg.org) When choosing what to upload on our preferred site, you are prompt, on which screen to upload (Gamepad or ...


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According to http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/631516-wii-u/64155948 it works and http://www.ign.com/boards/threads/wii-u-support-wiimotes-with-wii-plsu-attachment-or-not.452723128/ says that the wii u can't tell the difference. Even a regular one without an attachment will work on games that do not require the added functionality, however of course games that ...


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The Wii U gamepad (the one with the touch screen) and Wii U pro controller will not work on a Wii, and in fact do not work on the Wii mode the Wii U itself has. All Wiimotes, including those with Wii Motion Plus (the only "new" remotes I'm aware of) will work with both Wii U and Wii systems. There are no new "remotes" for Wii U. The Wiimotes sold for Wii U ...


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The WiiU version is the direct port of the other Assassin Creed versions so the Piggyback guide would be the same. Here are a few sources confirming this: http://wiiudaily.com/2012/10/assassins-creed-3-on-wii-u-is-the-same-as-other-versions/ http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/assassins-creed-iii-for-the-wii-u-same-taste-less-filling/ ...


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From what information has been released so far, the system does not accept the 8cm GameCube discs, nor does it have ports for the controllers/memory cards. However, this doesn't rule out alternate means of playing GameCube games on the WiiU, such as with direct downloads (a la Wii's Virtual Console).


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Nintendo made official statements about this last year in interviews that no, Wii U will not upscale Wii games. Those interviews date back to the console's original reveal, but as far as I know, Nintendo's stance on that issue hasn't changed since.


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I have a Swiss Wii U, which is set to English. So far, every game I've bought and played has managed to display English text. However, not every game has to include English text. In the event that you buy a game without English text, the Wii U might possibly fall back to another language; on the PS3 that language was French for games bought in Switzerland. ...


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It's as safe as any other unauthorized software; user beware. There are no guarantees for perfect safety, nor unlimited usage. It can even brick your system if you do it wrong. Official updates may remove your homebrew or other software, or even brick your system, and you won't have any recourse, since installing unofficial software invalidates your ...


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The Wii/Wii U sensor bar simply emits a set of infrared lights that the Wii Remote can detect. The cable that connects the sensor bar to your console is solely used to supply power; without power, however, the sensor bar will not function. There do exist third-party wireless sensor bar products that use batteries, but since you say that you're not ...


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Unfortunately, that's impossible. About as impossible as transferring a Mii from a 3DS to a Wii is. The reason for this, is that 3DS and Wii U Miis have features that do not exist on the Wii, such as additional hairstyles. According to Joystiq: But what if you want to send a Mii back to the Wii? "It's a one way transfer," NOA Product Marketing Manager ...


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This article from Nintendo life states that the eShop, as well as all other Nintendo online stores will update on thursdays: Now the 3DS eShop is available, all Nintendo's downloadable store fronts will be updated on Thursdays. That means WiiWare, DSiWare and 3DS software will all go live on Thursday, with press releases on the same day.


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This article from Eurogamer seems to suggest that it doesn't. Nintendo's Wii U console will not support original models of the Wii controller without a MotionPlus attachment, according to comments made by Shigeru Miyamoto.


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From what I could find on region locking for Wii games , Australia and Europe share the same region (PAL), so one would surmise that Nintendo would use the exact same region methodology for the Wii U, as it has not changed since the Nintendo 64. Reference: Wikipedia: Regional lockout


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I would normally refer to the printed manual, which we do of course have access to in English, but it refers to the electronic manual for more information about USB devices, and this manual only seems to exist on the Wii U itself. I don't have a Wii U yet (partly because it isn't out here yet), but I would expect that this information is also repeated ...


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If you need more disk space for your WiiU, you need an external USB hard drive. Some facts about the WiiU and its USB: The WiiU's USB is 2.0, so don't bother with any USB 3.0 devices. WiiU can only access up to 2TB from an external device. No matter how fast the HDD is, the speed bottleneck will always be the USB 2.0 interface. Get a 2TB USB drive with ...


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According to the Skylanders Giants Wii U manual: CO-OP PLAY At any time during Story Mode, a second player can join the game by hitting the A Button on their Wii Remote, and placing a Skylander on the Portal of Power. To drop out of the game, Player 1 or Player 2 must remove their Skylander from the Portal of Power and press the B Button on their ...


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There's a much easier way. If you want the UI elements off of the gamepad AND the TV, such as the map for example, there are options in the menu to hide them. Just hit minus, then go to options, and there should be an option to hide the map and other UI elements completely. That way they wont clutter up the screen or the gamepad! Happy hunting! As for ...


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It is like before. I called Nintendo customer service a few days ago when my hard drive was having problems, and they said that is still true. The account is tied to the console. If it breaks, the best thing to do is send it to Nintendo and have them fix it, because It wont cost as much as buying a new Wii U They can save your data, or at least your ...



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