Hardware Is it possible to port switch / psvita / ps3 games to the Wii U?

If it's possible, would you like me to start porting some games?

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So i wonder if it's possible to port switch/ psvita / ps3 games to the Wii U to play a lot of games...
I also wonder, if it's possible, is it legal to port games to other consoles?

If it's possible, He re is all the possibilities to maybe one day play that games:
  • Emulators
  • Direct Ports
  • Rom Hacks of wii u equivalent (ex: Rom hack of MK8 who changes it to MK8Deluxe)
 

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don't know. for that, you'd have to emulate both software and hardware. I doubt the wii u is capable.
 

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I think it is... (At least to play some games like LBP [Little Big Planet]& GravityRush...)
 

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If you really think psvita game can run on WiiU and don’t accept the fact that nope, it’s not possible, even when somebody say it to you 2 times, don’t ask.
The WiiU is not really powerful, and to emulate a console, it can take 2x or 3x the power of the original console because the hardware is not the same.
So no, the WiiU can’t actually run Switch/PsVita/PS3/X360 games and will probably never be.
Mod for Mario Kart 8 to be Deluxe aren’t impossible tough, but don’t exist atm.
 
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You can’t port a PsVita/PS3/X360/Switch game on WiiU, it’s too different.
You have to emulate these game and it’s impossible.
Romhacking is possible, but very limited.

And btw porting a game you don’t own is illegal.

So to be clear, no, you can’t do anything of that on WiiU, but you can do romhacking.
 
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Not possible. You ask "Would you like me to?" but then you ask an impossibility. If you knew how to do it, you'd know it's simply not possible.
 
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You'll honestly find more success in recreating entire games from scratch in Unity or something than you will trying to retrofit them onto Wii U. Much of what you've proposed is a technical impossibility that, if even possible, would take far too much time to ever be worth doing.

You have good intentions, but I don't think this is something you should pursue.
 

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Switch: No, the Switch is more powerful than the Wii U, the most you will find are mods that add content from Mario Kart 8: Deluxe to Mario Kart 8 on Wii U: https://gamebanana.com/mods/ 49464

Or mods that add maps from Splatoon 2 and 3 to Splatoon 1 on Wii U.

Or even simpler Switch games like Sonic Mania that had unofficial ports for the Wii U.

PS3/PSVita: It technically can, but it's not like it would be easy to port a PS3 or PSVita game to the Wii U, especially without the source code.
 
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