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Topic: Are the Wii U power cables the same as the Wii?

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ocelot20

1. Posted:

Hello,

Am just wondering if the Wii U power cable is the same as the Wii? Am getting a Wii U for Christmas. It will be sitting next to my Wii. How ever on Christmas day it is going to be hard for me to move my TV cabinet out so I can plug the Wii U power cable in then feed it through the cabinet to plug into the Wii U.

So am wondering could I simply just take the Wii power cable out of the Wii and plug it into the Wii U? Then a few days later I will get the Wii U power cable and plug it in when I get the time.

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Burning_Spear

2. Posted:

No. It's a bigger brick. The sensor bar is compatible though.

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RedDevilAde

3. Posted:

Also the plugs are mirror images of each other so you can't interchange them.

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ocelot20

4. Posted:

Damn o well looks like I might have to wait until New year to play Wii U.

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Burning_Spear

5. Posted:

Dude, get an extra power brick now and hook it up so it's ready for Christmas. Or run an extension cord through there now so it's ready for Christmas.

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ocelot20

6. Posted:

True ill try and get it sorted.

How the hell did I not even think of that.

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teus

7. Posted:

ocelot20 wrote:

True ill try and get it sorted.

How the hell did I not even think of that.

isnt there a way you can have it temporarily hookd up till you can hook it up in a more permanent setup

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Link-Hero

8. Posted:

The Wii U can play Wii games, so why not just transfer your Wii data over to the Wii U? You won't have to have to bother with anymore then 1 power cord this way. Besides playing Gamecube games or Gamecube controllers (unless you have the newer Wii's that doesn't support them), why else do you even need the Wii?

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Burning_Spear

9. Posted:

^^ He wasn't attempting to have the consoles side-by-side. He needs to move a large cabinet to access the electrical outlet, so he was wondering if he could just simply re-use the Wii's power brick.

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Dragonfly224

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Here's a video of a look at them.

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DudeSean

11. Posted:

Burning_Spear wrote:

^^ He wasn't attempting to have the consoles side-by-side.

ocelot20 wrote:

Am getting a Wii U for Christmas. It will be sitting next to my Wii.

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