Wii U stock firmwares?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by blinkzane, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. blinkzane
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    blinkzane Panic at your moms house

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    Okay so I dont really have time to go through all the threads but I was wondering what the stock firmwares are on certain new Wii U models and if we have a system similar to buying a 3ds determining that. or is it currently safe just to buy any Wii U and be able to exploit in the future or will I definitely need to update from a disc? etc etc
     
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  2. Pecrow

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    I dont think we have one yet. I tried to google and see of there might be one on another site but no luck.

    Mine is: FW10725.... and it had really low firmware when I got it (dont really remember) . I am on 5.3.2 right now as I had updated from the eshop some time back.
     
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    Nintendo is still trying to sell out the Wii U that were manufactured at launch.
     
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    That is true as well, so dont go buy a Mario Maker special edition... go to your local bestbuy/etc and look at all of the consoles and buy the one with the oldest serial number (there should be a sticker outside the box, i dont remember)
     
  5. nonamejohn

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    Any wiiu you buy at the store will come with 5.3.2 or lower , except for possibly the mario maker bundle.
     
  6. TotalInsanity4

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    And refurbished units. If you're going to buy it buy it NEW, IN BOX and keep the receipt just in case
     
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    Mario Kart Bundles could have the 5.4 Update, too.

    The best is to buy really old Third Party Bundles like zombi u or skylander ;)
     
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    Skylanders EUR is 4.0.0
     
  9. A_Random_Guy

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    Does anyone know the splatoon bundle comes with what firmware?
     
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    I just bought a Wii U Super Mario 3D World Deluxe set that includes 2 games (Nintendoland and Super Mario 3D World) and the firmware is 5.3.0 U.
     
  11. mary1517

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    I think I'll just get the white version I still see in stores often. I bet it'll have a low firmware + it's cheaper and I don't mind having only 8GB of storage since the only games I care about from eshop are shovel knight and chariot, the DLCs can fit on a 32GB SDHC I guess.
    I'll make sure to post the version and firmware it came with here after I get it :)
     
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    I just bought one last week serial FW7100 and it is 5.3.2.
     
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    I bought the Zelda refurb bundle from NoA store and it came with 5.3.2. I think it's the best bang for the buck even though WindWaker is digital only.
     
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    I got a Wii U 8 GB basic pack just dance 2014 + NintendoLand it is 4.0.0E
     
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    so what is best out of all this versions?? if there was 1 ideal version you could pick?
     
  17. TotalInsanity4

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    5.3.2

    Edit: Or MAYBE 5.1.0