Wii U Deluxe Time of Purchase Firmware

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by worthyone, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. worthyone
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    Hi Guys.

    I have a question, if I buy a new Wii U deluxe, is there a chance that the firmware would be past 5.3.2? Is there a way to check for that?

    Best regards,
    Worthy
     
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    Yes, but its not the best chances.
     
  3. worthyone
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    So you mean the chances are low? That would be a good thing.

    Either way, would would be the safest approach?
     
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    If you go into the Wii U Hacking and Homebrew section, you will see a definitive guide thread (stickied). That thread contains most of what you need to know about buying a new Wii U with a low firmware.
     
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    Its pretty hard to find a 5.3.2. I bought my MK8 a month ago and it was on 5.5.0
     
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    Sorry, I don't need it to be exactly on 5.3.2. 5.3.2 or a lower firmware is what I mean.
     
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    Check this: https://gbatemp.net/threads/the-definitive-guide-to-wii-u-hacking.396828/
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    PURCHASING A WII U

    Which Wii U bundle has 5.3.2 or lower on it?
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    Nintendo has started shipping updated bundles! It appears to only be the bundles with the game(s) preinstalled. I highly recommend purchasing a bundle with the physical discs for a better chance of having a lower FW. I'm not responsible for your purchasing of a Wii U that does not have a released exploit.

    Any bundles that include games released after August 2015 (Mario Maker, etc) will be above 5.3.2.

    Check the Serial Number Database to try to track down an old console!

    2.1.0:
    Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land Deluxe Set
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    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set (Pictured set AND the set that includes the red Mario Wii wheel and red Mario Wii Remote Plus controller)
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    ZombiU Deluxe Set
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    2.1.1:
    Skylanders SWAP Force Basic Set
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    3.1.0:
    New Super Mario Bros U and New Super Luigi U Deluxe Set
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    The Legend of Zelda Wind Waker HD Deluxe Set
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    4.0.0:
    Just Dance 2014 Basic Pack
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    Wii Party U + Wii Remote Plus + Nintendo Land + New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U Basic Bundle
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    4.0.2:

    Super Smash Bros. Basic Pack
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    5.1.2:

    Super Mario 3D World and Nintendo Land Deluxe Set (Pre-installed)
    Note:
    Console purchased from Walmart in Illinois on 10/17/15 was on 5.3.2.
    Console purchased from Best Buy online in Q4 2015 was on 5.3.2.

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    5.2.0:
    Splatoon and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Set (Splatoon download code, Mario Kart 8 pre-installed)
    Note:
    Console purchased in December 2015 in Germany was on 5.4.0.
    Console purchased on December 19, 2015 at Saturn-Shop in Austria was on 5.4.0.
    Console purchased on December 21, 2015 at bol.com in the Netherlands was on 5.5.0.

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    5.3.2:
    Splatoon and Nintendo Land Deluxe Set (Splatoon download code, Nintendo Land pre-installed)
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    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Preinstalled) + DLC
    Note:
    Console purchased from Best Buy in Canada on 10/17/15 was on 5.4.0.
    Console purchased from Argos in Dublin, Ireland on 10/22/15 was on 5.4.0.
    Console purchased from Jet.com in the USA around 10/23/15 was on 5.4.0.
    Console purchased from GameStop in Virginia, USA around 12/12/15 was on 5.4.0.
    Console purchased from Walmart in the USA in November 2015 was on 5.5.0.

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    5.4.0:
    Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon Deluxe Set (Pre-installed)
     
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    Be aware that if you purchase a Wii U with a firmware lower than 5.3.2, then you will need to buy a disc with 5.3.2 updates on it. That's another tricky part, since Nintendo has started producing reprints of games with firmwares higher than 5.3.2.
     
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    Go for a Splatoon im gonna purchase that game today.
     
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    Newer Splatoon discs may be reprinted with 5.5.0 on them. :(
     
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    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Edtition with DLC, USA, version 5.4.0 out of box.
    Purchased one on 02/15/2016


    p.s. cant install the DLC without updating...
    DO NOT DO IT.
    Buy it and use tubehax immediately :)
     
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    I know we have a serial number database in the wiki as well; the OP could look at that too.
     
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    Guys,

    Thank you. I appreciate all the information you have given me.

    I will reference the serials mentioned in the definite guide reprint section when buying/updating necessary game disc.

    Will buy tomorrow so I'll cross my fingers.

    Lastly, I am in Japan now, is there no serial number database for older Japanese consoles? This list only included U/E. ><
     
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    Not that I know of.
     
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    My post was a statement. I meant that they ARE making reprints with 5.5.0 on them. ;)
     
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    None have been reported yet :) Better hurry.
     
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    Did you check the definitive guide? There is a section about new 5.5 reprints for Splatoon. :ha:

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    No sorry, it doesn't specify. I thought it said something about Splatoon having 5.5.0 on it... :mellow: Must be myths after all. Although I wouldn't settle just yet. It might become true. :O
     
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    I'm your right they are gonna print new ones. Just looking to spread info :)
     
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    @worthyone

    its a pain in the ass on 5.4 but im playing games from the sd on loadiine ...so :)
     
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    I have bought the splatoon premium pack and it was on 3.1 then I update it to 5.3.2 using the game inside the bundle.
    If you are still able to find this one go for it!