Nintendo WiiU Faq

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Nov 18, 2012

Nintendo WiiU Faq by Lurker2 at 8:02 PM (1,526 Views / 1 Likes) 17 replies

  1. Lurker2
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q: When can I purchase the Wii U?

    A: It is available now in the USA. In Europe & Australia it will release November 30th while the it will release in Japan December 8th.

    Q: What is the difference between basic and deluxe Packages?

    A: The deluxe package is black includes Nintendo Land, GamePad Stand, 32GB internal storage, GamePad Cradle, Digital Deluxe Promotion and Wii U Console Stand. The Basic package on the other hand is just white and has 8GB internal storage.

    Q: What is the Digital Deluxe Promotion?

    A: It basically allows you to gain points on your Eshop purchases. Every $10 purchase is 100 points. When you receive 500 points you get $5 credit for your WiiU or 3DS device.

    Q: How backwards compatible is the WiiU?

    A: The WiiU will work with most Wii Accessories and games. Please note the Gamepad will not be compatible with Wii Games.

    Q: What controllers are supported?

    A: Depending on the game the Gamepad, Pro controller, classic controller, Wii Fit and Wiimote combo may function.


    Q: Why does my WiiU take so long to load a disc?

    A: I can't say why but some games take a longer time to load then others.

    Q: What is the WiiU?

    A: The WiiU is the successor to the Wii. It has added a tablet like controller as well as improved the hardware.

    Q: Can I have multiple accounts on the WiiU?

    A: Yes up to 12.

    Q: Has the WiiU been hacked?

    A: Not yet and may never be.

    Q: Why won't my WiiU won't recognise my two gamepads?

    A: It only supports one currently. A update may change this.

    Q: Is the WiiU region locked.

    A: Yes and for the record most Nintendo consoles are region locked.

    Q: What are the built in apps on the WiiU?

    A: Miiverse, Internet browser, Nintendo TVii, WiiU chat and Mii Maker.

    Q: Does the WiiU have a achivement/trophy system?

    A: Not really. Developers can decide to add them to their game but it isn't something like Microsofts, Sony or Steam's system.

    Q: What video, photo and audio format does the WiiU accept?

    A: MP4 is the support video format. Image formats supported are bmp, gif, ico, jpeg, png and svg. Audio wise it will AAC format.

    Q: Does the WiiU use a friend code system?

    A: No there is a user account system. It is even easy to use.

    Q: Does the WiiU play DVDs or Bluray discs.

    A: No but with Nintendo TVii it will play movies from certain online services such as Netflix.

    Q: Can I transfer content from my Wii to my WiiU and if so how?

    A: Yes you can. You need a SD card with at least 512MB space.
    1. Insert the SD card into the Wii U
    2. Run the transfer tool app
    3. Insert the SD card into the Wii
    4. Download the transfer tool app from the Wii's online store
    5. Run the Wii Transfer tool app
    6. Wait for the transfer to finish then insert the card into the WiiU.
    Technical Specifications

    CPU
    Intel Tri core 3GHZ Processor
    GPU
    It is rumored to be a modified AMD Radeon E6760.
    Ram
    2GB RAM. 1GB is for the OS while the other is for games and applications
    Wireless Communication
    Basically is supports most wireless networks
    Ports
    It has a SDHC card slot, 2 USB 2.0 ports in the front and 2 USB 2.0 ports in the rear.

    Gamepad with built in rumble and stylus slot
    Screen
    6.2 inch 16:9 resistive touchscreen
    Cameras
    There hasn't been to much information released on it to decide the specs of the camera
    Battery Life
    3-5 Hours
    Microphone
    It has a microphone and speakers with a headphone jack
    Input
    Accelerometer
    Gyroscope
    Geomagnetic sensor
    Volume Control
    Dual analog sticks
    Directional Pad
    Select button
    Start button
    TV Control button
    Home button
    Power button
    4 face buttons
    L/R/ZL/ZR Shoulder Buttons
    Sync button

    Software

    Launch Titles
    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Exclusives
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    :huh: I thought this thread was supposed to be about the Wii U
     
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    This is a in progress FAQ. It will be edited later to fix mistakes and other things.
     
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    You might want to put some estimates at the Upcoming part. Like the Smash game probably isn't coming out for another 2-3 years at least.
    Edit: And is the Zelda game confirmed? It's likely of course, but still.
     
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    Q: What are the built apps on the WiiU?
    I believe you mean built in :P

    Anyways it would be nice to answer some of the more common questions about the wii to WiiU transfer (Like whether or not you can use a nand backup to restore your wii after the transfer)
     
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    It was rumored to be released 2014. There was a technical demo of it. Then again it was mostly to show the gamepad features.
     
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    It probably would have been a lot smarter to get everything setup first and then post it because now you're getting all of these pointless posts in here. Maybe you could ask a mod you lock the thread, or even delete it, until you are ready.
    Just rather crappy that you did it this way so you could claim the rights to a faq thread before someone else does it.
     
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    It isn't that I wanted to claim it. It is just annoying scrolling through it using the current system and some feedback is always nice. If someone wants to make their own FAQ then go ahead. I honestly think they will do a better job.
     
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    For some reason when I saw this topic title, I initially read it as "FAQ U" :P

    This looks like could be useful. I'll sticky it for now :)
     
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    I don't think you should. I honestly think someone else will make a better one sooner or later.
     
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    You sure?

    Well, it's your topic, so if you don't want it stickied then I can't argue against it (especially if you don't plan on keeping it updated).

    Unstickied!
     
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    I plan on updating it but I guess you can leave it stickied. When someone makes a better one this can be removed. Also can you delete the posts in the thread.
     
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    how long do you think until a steady stream of console production will be there was a wii shortage for 4+ months right?
     
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    Q: Does the wiiu take a long time to load a game from disk?
    A: WOW yeah its kinda bad, it takes about a minute to start the NSMBU game.
     
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    Nice guide. Cant wait to get a wiiu.
     
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    Damn, no MP3? The 3DS supports that..... I suppose how often do I need to play audio on my TV anyway?
     
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    Q: Do any Wii hacks work in Wii Mode? (like Smash Stack)
     
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    Apparently smash stack works but the hackmii installer doesn't so its not much use yet.
     

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