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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Is there a way to have multiple players / save sets in Zelda: Breath of the Wild?

From what I've seen so far, it appears that you can only have one player at a time in Breath of The Wild. When you start the game again, the new game option prompts whether or not you want to ...
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Can you buy Wii U downloadable titles without a Wii U?

With the Playstation Store I believe you can actually purchase PSN titles from your PC for the PSP (and possibly PS3? I forget). I've googled but I can't quite tell if there's such a service for the ...
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Wii save data on the Wii U

I just recently transferred all of my save data from the Wii to the Wii U, and it's my understanding that data for Virtual Console games on the Wii isn't compatitible with the same VC title downloaded ...
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Is the Japanese Karaoke song list available on the UK version of the Wii U?

My son got a Wii U from his Japanese Grandfather for Christmas the issue is that it's a Japanese Wii U and we live in the UK. We have a power transformer but we can't get any UK games and I can't read ...
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Can I move Zelda Breath of the Wild data to a new Wii U?

I played Zelda Breath of the Wild on my friend's Wii U. However, I have recently bought myself a Wii U and a copy of the game. Is there a way to transfer data over to my Wii U? I used my own profile ...
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buy nintendo eshop card in US for Canada

I don't see any nintendo eshop cards in Canada, which can be delivered online. If I buy such card in US, will it work in Canada?
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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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Connecting WiiU Minecraft and an Android

My kids want to both play Minecraft with their cousin in another state at the same time. The problem: 2 kids, 1 Wii U. Can I somehow connect a tablet to the WiiU platform so both of my kids can play ...
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Does a hard drive need to have an external power source to be compatible with the Wii U?

The FAQ for the Wii U regarding external storage recommends that you use an external hard drive with a dedicated power source, but is the dedicated power source absolutely necessary? I want to know, ...
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Can I download a game from EU E-shop on the Wii U whilst in Australia?

I don't have a Wii U yet but am after a specific game (underground), only available on EU E-shop, but I live in Australia. Is there a way to buy Wii U here, then connect to EU E-shop, download the ...
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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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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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Should I update my Wii U if there's a chance of a power outage?

I have a Wii U and I once updated it. Though suddenly, the power went out and the console was bricked. That was the initial update (I think, since I couldn't access the normal Wii menu) and I'm not ...
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My dogs won't stand up in Minecraft

In Minecraft for Wii U, my dogs had been working fine for ages. However, one time one of my dogs was in a boat that I destroyed, and following this the dog wouldn't stand up. Then, none of my other ...
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Nintendo Digital Zelda Breath of the Wild Wii U transfer to Switch

Does the wii u digital version of Zelda Breath of the Wild count the same as Switch Zelda Breath of the Wild version? IE if you own wii u Zelda breath of the wild, Will it count as owning Zelda ...
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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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Wii Remotes Connect and Disconnect from Wii U

When I try to use my Wii Remotes on the Wii U menu and on the Wii channel within the console, the remote will turn on, and immediately turn off. I can see the cursor on the screen. Occassionally, I ...
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If I bought the Super Luigi U DLC on my Super Mario Bros. U disk, if I sell it, will the customer have the DLC?

I bought the Super Luigi U thing, and I want to sell it now. Will the DLC be on the customers game?
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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 ...
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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 of controller lag. I know that the Wii isn't known for lagless ...
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Two Wii u's. Two Minecraft discs. Two tvs. same house

I bought my two sons each a Wii U and Minecraft. How can they get in each other's worlds when playing from the same house but on different Wii U's and different TVs?
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Wii U disc drive spitting out disk after making noises

My Wii U is behaving like the one in this video: I have no idea why it's behaving that way, I have kept my Wii U in great condition since I bought it 2 years ago, ...
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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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Wii U only connects to preferred access point

I never cared too much about the "preferred" wireless access point because I only ever had one. However, recently I've moved my Wii U to elsewhere in my house and hooked it up to a computer monitor. ...
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How to resolve Wii U networking dysfunction?

I'm a network admin, so this isn't my first rodeo, but I'm really fighting Wii U networking at the moment. The same problem exhibits itself with both wireless and wired networking. I prefer wired ...
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Why aren't controllers for players 3 and 4 detected for Battle Arena mode?

We are trying to play the 4-player split screen multiplayer mode of LEGO Dimensions Battle Arena on the Wii U. I have 3 WiiMotion Plus with Nunchucks controllers and the Wii U gamepad. We are trying ...
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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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Why does the coop baby for multiplayer magnetize to the bottom right corner?

When I use the coop baby for multiplayer why does it magnetize to the bottom right corner, when I try to move only the d-pad works and I can't go right, is this intentional? If not how do I fix it.
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Lego Dimensions GhostBusters 2016 28/29

My Lego Dimensions shows that I need 29 gold bricks. However, this guide says that there should only be 28. http://www.brickstolife.com/all-guide-list/ghostbusters-adventure-world-guide-2016/ Any ...
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Can I use backed-up save data to have multiple save files under one account?

I would like to have start a game over, but do not want to erase my current progress in case I have second thoughts and want to go back. I could create a 2nd account & NNID on my Wii U, but if my ...
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Do multiple user accounts on the Wii U all share the same save data for games?

My little brother disgustingly hogs my Wii U so much and some games I like to do myself, like Splatoon, I can't because he played the ever living life out of it. If I make another Wii U Mii profile ...
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Do I need a “wired sensor bar” to play Skyward Sword on Wii U?

To play Wii's Skyward Sword on Wii U, is a Wii Motion Plus and Nunchuk all what I need? In particular, do I also need to buy a Wired Sensor Bar?
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Can i play multiplayer Wiiu games on a gamepad and a wii remote?

I'm buying a wii U with a gamepad, and i have money leftover to buy a wii remote alongside it, which i was going to do, but then i read somewhere that i need TWO wii remotes to play multiplayer on the ...
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What control options are there for Wii U Virtual Console games?

I have heard competing answers to the question "What controls work with Wii U Virtual Console". I have heard that the gamepad works, I have heard that you need a Wii U Virtual controller, I have ...
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How to connect Wii U to username / password internet connection?

I live in a college dorm, and with most modern colleges all students have user accounts. We use these accounts for many school-related things; including logging into the internet. From my windows 8 ...
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Mii changed on my 3DS

So I have had my 3DS for about three years now as well as a Nintendo Network ID. My little brother was recently given a Wii U and being the kind older sister I am, set it up for him on my Nintendo ID. ...
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Is there a way to delete all replays?

In Super Smash Bros 4, I made a lot of replays. I now want to delete all of them so I can get some more room so I can get new, better replays, and to make sure I have room in case something awesome ...
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How to get Wii U to connect to SOCKS5 proxy?

I have tried to get my Wii U to connect to a SOCKS5 proxy. But when I run the connection test the "Internet" part fails with code 103-2101. My SOCKS5 proxy server is srelay. I can connect to it on my ...
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How to tell if Wii U can play this game on product page?

I was browsing video games on the Nintendo eShop and saw lot of video games. A question often pop up in my head while looking through the catalogs: can the Wii U play an arbitrary 3DS game? There is ...
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Can you connect more than one 3DS controller to Smash Wii U?

Is this possible? I unfortunately don't have more than one 3ds with Smash installed, so it is impossible for me to check. Thanks.
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Custom Grand Prix Mario kart 8

Is it possible to make custom grand Prixs in Mario kart 8 on the Wii U. I find it hugely frustrating that they only last 4 rounds. Ideally I'd like to be able to play 12 tracks and ideally the ...
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Is there a limit to the amount of “pieces” you can place in the map builder?

I remember in Super Smash Bros Brawl, the game limited you on how much stuff you could put down in the maps you made using the map builder. Is that still a thing in the Super Smash Bros 4? I have yet ...
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Can you take pictures in the Wii U of YOURSELF like in the 3DS, not just Mii's Face

I got a Wii U, and it's awesome. I like the features. There is only one thing that disappoints me; that I can't find how to take pictures of myself or other people with the camera. It seems that I can'...
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Are there any physics differences between styles in Mario Maker

Mario Maker allows you to change the game style when making levels so that it will look like Super Mario Bros, Super Mario Bros 3, Super Mario World, or New Super Mario Bros. The original games from ...
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How do you do a neutral special in Super Smash Bros. 4 with the right joystick?

How do you do a neutral special/attack with the right joystick on the Wii-u-Gamepad/ProController/GamecubeController? When you change the right joystick to special.
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Can I play Metroid Prime for Wii U just using gamepad?

Or is it wiimote + nunchack required?
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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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eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy freezes on WiiU

I downloaded the eShop version of Metroid Prime Trilogy and played for a few hours. I later moved it to a USB drive. Now, I can get to the initial menus, pick a game, save file, etc., then the whole ...
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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?