Questions tagged [wii-u]

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 regarding the original Wii, Wii Family Edition, or the Wii Mini.

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Can I set up and use a Wii U without a separate display?

I don't own a TV or monitor, but I'm interested in a Wii U for games that can be played with only the controller. Is it possible to go through all the initial console setup, downloading updates, ...
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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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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 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. They ...
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Can I use my NNID on another Wii U?

Splatoon is coming out soon, I'll have it, but immediately after picking it up I need to catch a plane to my parents' house. They also have a Wii U. Can I use my NNID on her Wii U, have my online ...
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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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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 saved games be transferred from one profile to another on the Wii U?

As per NKCampbell's comment: Is there a way to transfer save data from one profile to another on the Wii U? Example: Transfer saved games of an old kid's profile (who earned the Master Sword in Breath ...
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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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Wii U - backing up save data onto a flash drive, reformatting the Wii U, and then copying the save data back onto the Wii U

Due to some complications, I might have to reformat my Wii U (basically go to Settings and select "Delete All Content & Settings"). Based on what I read online, if I do this, I will lose all of my ...
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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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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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Can I play Skylanders: Trap Team on the Wii-U with two Pro controllers?

I would like to play Skylanders: Trap Team on the WiiU with two pro controllers, but no matter what I do the game seems to insist that the game be played with one player on the gamepad and the other ...
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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?