trying to buy a new wii u

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by masterz87, Dec 26, 2014.

  1. masterz87
    OP

    masterz87 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    453
    29
    Apr 21, 2013
    United States
    how should I look out to try to make sure I get one that's still hackable I don't know if there's still any out there that are on an old enough firmware but I am justabout to finally get a wii u, and I was wondering if it was still possible to get one that's still hackable since I know it has to be below 5.1.1.
     
  2. unknownperson5

    unknownperson5 Member

    Newcomer
    13
    0
    Aug 14, 2012
    United States
    I'm also about to get a new Wii U today, but I wont really be looking out for an old firmware since I want to be able to play MH3U online. I think the mario kart bundle may come with the required version, although I'm not 100% sure if they made newer batches with updated firmwares. Any bundle older than that should definitely have the firmware you're looking for. Also if looking on the box and you see the copyright date that's 2013 or less, then that's a good indicator of an older system as well. Anyway search around these boards and you should find a much better answer than what I've given you; I'm a bit rusty.
     
  3. RomansFiveEight

    RomansFiveEight Newbie

    Newcomer
    8
    0
    Dec 26, 2014
    United States
    I just bought a brand new Wii U with the Mario 3D World and Nintendoland bundle. It didn't even have the launch day patch; I had to update it from the Mario 3D World disc just to play the games (and then later online). I don't know that they are really updating these "off the line".

    Personally; I've been keeping mine up to date. vWii homebrew has everything I need; all of the emulators, etc. And we're emulating old games here, so it's not like the native 1080p support of the Wii U's OS matters. And, for me, using the eShop and other online features is important. I typically go for digital games over physical copies.
     
  4. unknownperson5

    unknownperson5 Member

    Newcomer
    13
    0
    Aug 14, 2012
    United States
    Damn I just bought the same bundle but my SM3DL and NL is pre-installed. I was hoping to give the 3D Land for my friend to borrow but now that's not an option.
     
  5. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

    Member
    3,405
    1,844
    Jul 3, 2010
    United States
    Return it unless they gave you a big discount. I bought the bundle through Best Buy online and received discs.
     
    unknownperson5 likes this.
  6. unknownperson5

    unknownperson5 Member

    Newcomer
    13
    0
    Aug 14, 2012
    United States
    Thanks for the help, but I'm over it. I don't really feel like going back to return it and looking for/waiting for a new one to come in. Also, no big deal since I'm going to play it with 4 people anyway.