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Here's a short article with confirmation from a Nintendo source that the Wii U will not be able to play Gamecube games.


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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, but note that both games require the Nunchuck attachment as well. Requirements Twilight Princess requires any kind of Remote, and a Nunchuck attachment. Skyward Sword requires a Remote, MotionPlus, and a Nunchuck attachment. Controllers There are two versions of the original Remote (or "Wiimote"): The original Remote has more limited motion ...


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Looks like the eShop will update on Thursdays, starting on June 16: Nintendo moves US eShop updates to Thursdays.


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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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You can link a single ID to your 3DS and Wii U (this is a fairly recent change). But the games are not "cross buy" in any way similar to the Playstation ecosystem. You can upgrade Wii VC games to Wii U (only if they physically reside on the Wii U console), but buying [GAME] on Wii U, much less Wii, doesn't entitle you to [GAME] on 3DS even if [GAME] is on ...


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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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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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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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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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We finally found the answer. You must have a Nunchuk connected to the controller. If you don't, it doesn't tell you in any way. It just won't connect at all. Also, I found that it never works on the Wii version, except in Toy Box, but that limitation does not apply to the Wii U.


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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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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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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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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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Yes. They do the same thing they did in the GameCube version. Here's a link (all puns intended)


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Because those games are on the Wii Virtual Console, they require some kind of controller that the Wii (not the Wii U) knows about - the system is operating without access to any of the Wii U specific stuff when you're doing this. That means you need either a GameCube controller, or a Classic Controller attachment for a Wii Remote - and since a Wii U doesn't ...


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The number of coins you start with is based on your position to start the race. 1st/2nd: 0 3rd/4th: 1 5th/6th: 2 7th/8th: 3 9th/10th: 4 11th/12th: 5


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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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The back of the game boxes have icons indicating which input methods are supported. I was somewhat surprised that Arkham City does not support it.


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Currently you can't, Nintendo ties the download with the console, not with the User ID.


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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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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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No, it should not. Wii U gamepads do not contain traditional hard drives, as they do not need that kind of storage. As a result, magnets should do no damage to your hardware.


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The first update was around 5GB, according to multiple tweets and sites. See here for an article, and links to those tweets. The 4.0.0 update was indeed around 600/700 MB, as said above. 2.1 was around 600 MB source 3.0.0 downloading could take up to an hour, according to Nintendo, according to this site. Assuming Nintendo assumes not everyone has a > 1 ...



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