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The Definitive Guide To Wii U

Posted by Nintendo Life Staff

Everything you need to know

Want to know everything there is to know about Nintendo's new home console, Wii U? What it can do and which games you'll be able to play on it when it launches later this year? We've got you covered with all the information there is right here in this handy guide.

As news regarding any new hardware launch is changing all the time, we'll be sure to update this page regularly as soon as we hear anything new, so make sure you keep checking back.

Wii U Console

Wii U is a brand new console from Nintendo. The concept behind Wii U is to provide a second viewpoint on gameplay, giving new perspectives and making new ideas possible. Nintendo is dubbing it "Asymmetrical Gaming", which basically means that instead of having four people playing against each other in a game with the same controller and same perspective, you could potentially have different player roles within the same session.

For example, two people could be using the Wii Remote to perform one task, while another uses the GamePad to access a whole different set of controls, commands and possibilities. Another usage for the GamePad could be assigning someone the position of dungeon master in an RPG, with the Wii Remote users being the hapless adventurers, trying to survive traps and monsters laid down by the dungeon master.

Specifications

Nintendo has not revealed official specifications for the Wii U, but leaks online suggest the following:

  • CPU: 'Espresso' CPU with three enhanced Broadway cores
  • GPU: AMD Radeon "GPU7"
  • Memory: 2GB (1GB as system memory, 1GB for game memory)
  • Storage: 8GB/32GB (basic/deluxe)
  • Expansion: SD Card Slot with support for 2GB SD cards and 32GB SDHC cards, hard drive expansion through USB.
  • Networking: Wi-Fi
  • Video output: Up to 1080p via HDMI, or Composite/Scart via the existing AV connector (SD)
  • USB ports: 4, support for external storage (rumoured)

Wii U GamePad

The GamePad is bundled with the console but can also be purchased on its own. It features:

  • A 6.2 inch resistive touch screen
  • Two analogue thumbsticks that click as buttons when pressed in (think PS3 or 360 pads)
  • A camera and microphone for video chat
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack and volume control
  • A Near-Field Communication square that allows Skylanders-style interaction: place special items such as cards and figures onto the square and they'll interact with the system
  • The ability to function as an infra-red TV remote controller, even when the Wii U console is not switched on
  • Motion control using gyrometers and accelerometers
  • Force feedback rumble
  • Internal rechargeable battery

It has been comfirmed that games will be able to support two GamePads at once, but it will result in a reduction in performance - just like when you're playing a split-screen title on any other console. Nintendo has also confirmed that two pads is the limit - you cannot connect four pads to the system.

Wii U Controller Pro

The optional Wii U Pro Controller is very similar to the existing Wii Classic Controller Pro, with a few differences. It's fully wireless and contains a rechargeable internal battery, the analogue sticks are clickable and it looks to have analogue triggers too.

Wii U will also use the full range of Wii controllers — Wii Remote, Nunchuk, Wii Balance Board and so on — but Nintendo will release a separate controller too.

Hardware Bundles

In North America, the Wii U will hit store shelves on 18th November, 2012. The Basic set is $299.99 and the Deluxe retails for $349.99.

The European and Australian release date is 30th November, 2012. Prices in Europe will be determined by retailers, while the Australian prices are an SRP of AU $349.95 for the Basic bundle, and the Premium bundle will have an SRP of AU $429.95.

In Japan, the release date is 8th December, 2012 and it's been confirmed that the console will be released in the same two bundles: Standard and Premium. The Standard costs 26,250 Yen (around £209 / $337) and the Premium 31,500 Yen (£251 / $405)

Basic/Standard Bundle

This includes:

  • x1 White Wii U Console with 8GB of internal storage
  • x1 White Wii U GamePad
  • x1 White Wii U Stylus
  • Sensor Bar
  • High Speed HDMI Cable
  • Wii U Console AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapater

Deluxe/Premium Bundle

This includes:

  • x1 Black Wii U Console with 32GB of internal storage
  • x1 Black Wii U GamePad
  • x1 Black Wii U Stylus
  • Sensor Bar
  • High Speed HDMI Cable
  • Wii U Console AC Adapter
  • Wii U GamePad AC Adapater
  • Wii U GamePad Charging Stand
  • Wii U GamePad Play Stand
  • Wii U Console Upright Stand
  • Nintendo Land (Game) (* Europe/Australia/North America only)

Limited Edition

  • Wii U ZombiU Premium Pack (Europe only) Includes the game and a black Wii U Pro Controller.

Interestingly, a Wii Remote isn't included in either bundle, and for games like Nintendo Land, you could need four of these to appreciate it fully.

Accessories

As well as most Wii accessories being supported by the Wii U, there will also be a range of new items to purchase, some of which are included in the Premium hardware bundle. These include the GamePad charging dock, GamePad play stand and Wii U console vertical stand.

Future accessories will almost certainly include some kind of wireless keyboard. The one bundled with Pokémon Typing Adventure uses Bluetooth and is compatible with any device which accepts text input over that wireless protocol - and seeing as it features no DS branding on it whatsoever, there's a good chance it will be re-released alongside the Wii U as an alternative for typing using the GamePad itself.

HD Gaming

Unlike Wii, which was limited to standard definition output, the Wii U is capable of full high definition images at 1080p - far sharper than the Wii's maximum resolution of 480p. This is achieved using the bundled HDMI cable.

What this means in real terms is a massive increase in detail and image clarity when playing on a HD screen. Visuals will look noticeably sharper and brighter than they did using the Wii's component or RGB SCART output.

The Wii U supports the following video modes: 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p. You will be able to use the console on a standard definition TV set, but you will need to purchase an additional cable in order to do so (or use your existing Wii AV cable).

Miiverse

Miiverse is Nintendo's grand vision for an all-encompassing social network which will cover the Wii U, 3DS and even mobile phones in the near future. Miiverse is the hub of the system, and displays your own collection of Miis as well as those belonging to people you've encountered during gameplay. Also, titles which are popular at the time will be shown in this area, allowing you to see what everyone else is currently playing worldwide.

Miiverse will allow you to communicate directly with other Wii U owners, with a personal 'timeline' where comments can be made, messaging areas to get game help from others, as well as video calls using the GamePad camera and microphone. Nintendo has suggested that some kind of moderation will be in place to ensure offensive comments don't slip through the net. It has been suggested that comments could take as much as 30 minutes to reach their intended destination due to moderation, but it is currently unknown if this limitation will be relaxed when speaking to people who have already confirmed you as a friend.

Nintendo Network

Nintendo Network is Nintendo's new online service, which is similar to the services offered by Microsoft and Sony on their Xbox 360 and PlayStation consoles.

It has been confirmed that the Wii U is account-based, allowing different people to sign into a single Wii U console and access content exclusive to them. One Wii U console will be able to support up to 12 different accounts.

For downloadable content, the Wii U will have its own eShop, and as is the case with first-party titles on the 3DS, users will be able to download full retail games on their respective launch dates.

Nintendo has also confirmed the Nintendo Network Premium account, which is included with the Premium bundle of the console. This appears to offer discounts on downloads, and lasts for a two-year term before it needs to be renewed.

Nintendo TVii

United States and Canada only, Nintendo TVii is a (free) TV aggregation service that lets you browse content from multiple services, to which you're subscribed such as Netflix and Hulu, Live TV and your DVR/Tivo. You can also comment/chat with your friends whilst watching live TV, via Miiverse and Twitter/Facebook. The Wii U hardware doesn't have Tivo/DVR capabilities built in, so that functionality will only work in this service with separate hardware.

More details soon...

Wii U Games

Nintendo have announced a list of more than 50 launch window games, Nintendo defines the launch window as the period between initial launch and March 31, 2013.

The new 2D platform game introduces a giant world map full of distinctive courses to discover. The GamePad can be used to play solo when the TV is in use and can also be used to assist other players when playing co-operatively. An all-new test of players’ Super Mario skills appears in Boost Rush mode, where auto-scrolling courses scroll faster the more coins you pick up, while in Challenge Mode any course can offer completely different gameplay depending on the specific nature of the challenge at hand. From Time Attack to 1-Up challenges, even Mario veterans will need to bring their best game to beat the record!

Each of the 12 attractions in this theme park packed with famous Nintendo franchises is a standalone game with multiple levels and gameplay modes. New Metroid Blast footage showed both co-operative and versus multiplayer shooting action, with different roles assigned to players using the GamePad or Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers. In The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest players can clear nine quests leading to new unlockable levels on their own or working together, using bow and arrows on the GamePad or sword and shield using a Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk, while solo players can also enjoy the game’s Time Attack mode.

New footage from this exclusive survival horror first-person shooter revealed the Tower of London location, as well as the Survival Mode in which the player only has one life to survive. The new video also showed the Weapon Crafting feature that allows players to customise their equipment directly on the GamePad, the use of a spraycan to leave messages made up from symbols for other players, plus new online features in which online friends who are turned into zombies will then turn up in the player’s game. At launch, a limited edition Wii U Premium Pack will be made available: the ZombiU™ Premium Pack also includes the game and a black Wii U Pro Controller.

A video featuring series creator Michel Ancel highlighted how this new 2D platform game creates a unique gameplay dynamic due to the different roles enjoyed by players depending on which controller they are using. The capabilities of the GamePad allow for a very tactile interaction with the game world – pulling objects, turning parts of the level around, protecting the other players and many other unique examples that require ongoing communication between all players to succeed.

The most groundbreaking and visceral Call of Duty® experience ever. Set in the year 2025, Call of Duty: Black Ops II propels players into global conflict featuring advanced weaponry, robotics, and drone warfare in a new Cold War scenario whose seeds are being sown in today’s headlines. New graphics technology drives the stunning cinematic action of the single-player campaign’s branching storylines and non-linear missions.

The Mass Effect 3 Special Edition plunges players into a gripping, emotional and action-packed story. Players will choose how to wage an all-out galactic war for survival against an unstoppable enemy. As part of this cinematic journey, Mass Effect 3 features intense third-person shooter combat - with the Wii U GamePad providing a whole new level of tactical control over the battlefield. The Special Edition will also include an interactive backstory feature covering previous events in the Mass Effect universe, all leading up to the beginning of Mass Effect 3. Wii U players will also experience the From Ashes DLC Pack, and Extended Cut ending as a part of their story.

For a comprehensive list of launch window games view our Launch Window Round Up.

Backwards Compatibility

The Wii U will be capable of playing all Wii titles, although they will not be up-scaled to HD, and instead will run at the usual Wii resolution of 480p. Unlike the Wii, the Wii U will not be compatible with Nintendo GameCube titles.

There are rumours that Nintendo may offer GameCube games as digital downloads in the future, but so far the company has not confirmed these reports.

WiiWare and Virtual Console games previously purchased on the Wii will be transferable to the Wii U.

Release Date and Price

The Wii U will be released on the following dates:

North America - 18th November, 2012
The Basic set is $299.99 and the Deluxe retails for $349.99.

Europe - 30th November, 2012
No official RRP prices given, expect retails to price the bundles at around £250 for the Basic and £300 for the Deluxe.

Australia/New Zealand - 30th November, 2012
Basic pack at 349.95 AUD and the premium pack is 429.95 AUD. Both are the same as European packs.

Japan - 8th December, 2012
The Standard costs 26,250 Yen (around £209 / $337) and the Premium 31,500 Yen (£251 / $405)

So there you have it - everything you could possibly need to know about Nintendo's shiny new console. If you're still not satisfied and have more burning questions, drop us a line in the comments section below and we'll add to the guide.

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User Comments (79)

Luffymcduck

#5

Luffymcduck said:

Lol, retailers decide the price in EU again.
WiiU Pro controller looks so baddonkey I want one at launch. And maybe the system too, hah!

Sjoerd

#6

Sjoerd said:

Is there any news on the ZombiU pack mentioned in the Europe broadcast?
Registered just to ask this!

rjejr

#7

rjejr said:

"WiiWare and Virtual Console games previously purchased on the Wii will be transferable to the Wii U."

This wasn't mentioned in the US stream but I wish it was.
They should really release that ZombieU bundle in the US.

Thanks for all the coverage this morning.

cammy

#9

cammy said:

I assume of course that the Wii U will be able to play a SD TV... that you don't need a HD TV? I can't seem to find mention of that.

rjejr

#10

rjejr said:

@Sullkid
I know it was in the Japan report. The US had WiiTVii but Europe didn't have TVii, so I just wanted a confirmation that transfers would be available in the US.

@cammy
Good question as both US systems come with HDMI cables and I'm pretty sure SD tv's have never had HDMI ports. Heck my HD tv doesn't even have an HDMI port, it has DVI.

Silverbullet89

#11

Silverbullet89 said:

@cammy Yes it can, you just obviously won't be able to get the HD output you could with an HD TV. It's proven by saying it supports 480i and 480p, which is standard definition.

SLiM

#12

SLiM said:

Seems pretty silly not to go with the Deluxe model. I'm hoping in the next year they come out with a model similar to the Zelda 25th Anniversary 3DS.

ejamer

#13

ejamer said:

"North America and Canada only, Nintendo TVii is a (free) TV aggregation service that lets you browse content from multiple services ..."

Protip: If the service is actually available in North America, which is a continent consisting of multiple countries, then don't list Canada separately unless making an exclusion. Maybe you meant the service is available in America (as in, United States of) and Canada? Or it's safe to assume that Mexico is included?

Question: Was TVii specifically confirmed as available and functional for Canada and other non-USA countries in North America? (Netflix is available here, but I don't think any of the other streaming video services are. For example, I can see the Hulu channel on my Wii but can't use it or even download the program due to regional restrictions.)

antdickensAdmin

#15

antdickens said:

@cammy there is a standard AV port like the Wii for existing connections, however we're not sure if Component will be supported.

Ryno

#16

Ryno said:

ZombiU bundle? I would be all over that if it came to the USA!

Beta

#17

Beta said:

Wait TVii is free? But you still have to pay for Netflix, Hulu, etc, right? I am confused here :/

RaylaxStaff

#18

Raylax said:

"No official RRP prices given, expect retails to price the bundles at around £200 for the Basic and £250 for the Dexlue"

Is this based on Word of God, or just your own educated guesses?
Also, dexule

GreenDream

#20

GreenDream said:

Personally, I'm more interested in the uses of the technology moreso than the games. The Wii Remote was an interesting modding device, and I'm sure the Upad will be too.

I'm also pleasantly surprised with the physical engineering upgrades of the 3DS XL over the 3DS. I think it will last 5 years or more, just as every Nintendo console and handheld has for me. My NES, GBoy, SNES, GBoy Color, N64, GBA, GCN, DS, and Wii all still function to this day. That's probably one reason for the relatively high price tag of Nintendo hardware compared to PC hardware that is rarely ever mentioned - Nintendo hardware just doesn't DIE.

Whereas with just about every other console (PC, PS1, PS2, PS3, Xbox/360, PSP, Vita), you really have to go out of your way for them to last any more than 5 years.

Also a little disappointed with adhering to the 6-year old HDMI standard, instead of using the relatively newer DisplayPort or another newer specialized display format. But hey, whadya do...

Squiggle55

#21

Squiggle55 said:

TVii is a very cool thing. We don't have cable, but we have Hulu Plus, Netflix, and Amazon Prime, so a system that puts all of those services in one app is very useful. This is a good a reason as any to replace the PS3 as our TV device.

antdickensAdmin

#22

antdickens said:

@Beta yes, it's a free service but doesn't provide any video content itself - relies on you already having services, just pulls everything together in one interface.

GreenDream

#23

GreenDream said:

We can also see here that Intel and NVIDIA gave Nintendo a less attractive deal than AMD and ATI, or other smaller companies. Whereas you are more likely to see Intel and NVIDIA pairing up with Microsoft and Sony... hm... so Nintendo is less likely to work with corporate monopolists... despite having some history of that themselves! (Nintendo's Hiroshi Yamauchi days, Microsoft, Sony, NVIDIA, and Intel all have long histories of monopoly tactics)

That being said, Nintendo still shows a strong love for modding a mass-produced, more common component (IBM's Broadway CPU, in this case) into something that is cheap, but effective within their own devices. I sure hope they've moved beyond the old 90 nanometer CPU die manufacturing processes into at least the relatively newer 45 nm ones, though. IBM moved onto the 32 nm process a couple years ago, after all. We could probably expect the NeXtBox and PS4 to use 22 nm dies or lower.

All of that is important because it's a part of determining CPU processing bottlenecks, which affects what the system is capable of doing, as well as the modding scene...

MrWezzle

#24

MrWezzle said:

@Beta Microsoft has been doing something vaguely similar on Xbox, but not nearly as intuitive or fleshed out. This TVii thing really might have been Nintendo's best announcement this morning. The gameplay and announcements were great, but I think this is what caught the eye of a lot of people who don't particularly care to play Bayonetta's sequel. A very nice move by the big N.

In other news, I was kind of excited to hear about the "deluxe" online offer or whatever they called it. Sounds like you'll collect Club Nintendo-esque coins with each eShop purchase, but they'll be good towards anything in the shop! At least that's how my brain put it together. Do we have any other details on that system?

grovertheblue

#25

grovertheblue said:

Great summary. Thanks for posting this. Can't wait for the 18th of November, now only if EB Games would let me pre-order I could rest easy for the next 66 days, 1 hour and 38 minutes....http://www.nintendo.com/wiiu/

birthgirth

#27

birthgirth said:

Preordered my Deluxe at Gamestop as well. I am so excited for Wii U. It looks like a freakin' blast.

Tony3DS

#28

Tony3DS said:

Will you be able to play old wii games on the Gamepad? Looking forward to playing out of doors or in bed ☔ :)

ueI

#32

ueI said:

Are WiiU games going to look bad on SD TVs like some existing games do?

Ukee

#33

Ukee said:

I am really surprised that NA is getting it first. Is this the first time we have gotten a Japanese game console before Japan has?

Squiggle55

#34

Squiggle55 said:

I'd like to hear more about the rewards program or whatever it is Reggie mentioned like that. What I really want to know other than the details is if this is a program aimed at rewarding early adopters and purchasers of the deluxe version, and if that is the only way to be in the program. If people want to buy a black Wii U sometime after Christmas would they completely miss out on this program/promotion?

Mik

#35

Mik said:

I just pre-ordered the premium pack from Amazon for £199.99. Game lists the same pack as £310. Letting retailers choose their pricing is going render dodgy results like this. I snapped up the Amazon price, but it'll most likely go up meaning I will have to pay the new price (no contract is formed until dispatch).

I keep refreshing the page and it's gone up to £279.99, then £284.99, and now nothing. Rather strange indeed.

Nardar

#37

Nardar said:

I have 2 questions, how are you going to be able to transfer your VC/WiiWare games to Wii U and has Nintendo confirmed you can only get the Premium account buy getting the Premium/Deluxe console? I could plug in a 32GB SD card on a Basic and have much to download.

Moshugan

#38

Moshugan said:

£200 for the Basic and £250 for the Deluxe would be awesome, but I have a bad feeling of it being even higher. :P
Cannot wait!

GreenDream

#39

GreenDream said:

Until the system launches, we won't get to see whether USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 or any other myriad types of external hard drives or solid state drives are effective or even function properly for in-game saving (for offline AND online games). SD or SDHC cards could be better or be the only option for external in-game storage; or none of the above may function as well as the built-in memory, such as this 8GB vs 32GB device... And what IS it, exactly? A chip? A card? A removable piece?

MeloMan

#40

MeloMan said:

So... still no news on being able to transfer save files from the Wii to the Wii U? I've purposely not played Xenoblade and Last Story because once the Wii U comes, my Wii is history, and if I can't move the save files from the Wii to the Wii U, then I may as well wait until I get a Wii U to start these games. Looks like THEY will be my launch titles when I get a Wii U.

Further, what if I want to continue playing SSBB on the Wii U? I don't want to have to start all over again, or be forced to keep my Wii, because of this. C'mon Nintendo, info please!

ejamer

#41

ejamer said:

@MrWezzle
I don't think people got excited about the TVii announcement, but I think it might be the biggest actual reveal (outside of data/price confirmation) coming from the conference.

Streaming video content has become a huge business, and game consoles are fighting to leverage that business and become part of your daily routine. It's hard to say how well TVii will live up to hopes and expectations, but having an integrated strategy for turning Wii U into a true entertainment center instead of just a game machine is an interesting move by Nintendo and something that will (probably) boost appeal for the masses.

DStroke

#42

DStroke said:

And what do we get instead of TVii ? In Germany there's a possibility of Sky or Amazon, but what else? Or will we get nothing?

FluttershyGuy

#43

FluttershyGuy said:

Was there no info about Wii U's eShop today? Also, will we get to play our VC/WiiWare games on the GamePad? Thanks for any info on these things.

KAHN

#44

KAHN said:

$300 for the basic version?? no sir, i dont care if this has zelda, im waiting for a large price-drop. didnt nintendo say they werent going to overprice their crap again like they did with the 3DS? were they on drugs when they said that? this certainly isnt overpriced sarcasm . jeez, nintendo is turning into another apple!
http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/06/iwata_wii_u_wont_repeat_3ds_price_mistake
yupp, nintendo just proved their statement a lie.

nomeacuerdo

#45

nomeacuerdo said:

Damn Gamestop won't let me preorder the console ;_; will have to wait for Amazon preorder :-/ and yes, TVii will be one of the many features that won't work here on South America, as the 3DS eShop

Doge

#47

Doge said:

dexluxe pack im so going to get, cause trading in my old wii, and gc games, its 300$, just like the standard!

Intrepid

#48

Intrepid said:

Thanks for the summary! I'm definately going to get the deluxe, but one thing worries me, and I'm sure most people will think it's trivial; how is Nintendo Land going to be bundled? As a collecter, I like each game to be in its own box, and I prefer physical copies, so if the game is being packed like Wii Sports was on the Wii, without its plastic box, or already preloaded on the system, that will be frustrating.

WWammy

#51

WWammy said:

No mention of storage capacity which was a mega deal with the Wii, Still not hard drive support ? In the wii days loading a game from the sdcard meant every game had to be loaded into the 512mb memory first I hope at the very least they will run off the sd card for faster loading.

ThomasBW84Admin

#52

ThomasBW84 said:

@wAmbAm We now know you can use external hard drives through USB. I've updated the doc, and we have a story confirming that going live shortly.

Nin-freak

#57

Nin-freak said:

White Deluxe? Why? Black is a professional look for the core Deluxe gamers 8)

IN all honesty, I agree. Silly to make only one color for each package deal, but it does lower confusion.

GamerZack87

#59

GamerZack87 said:

That's not everything I could possibly need to know! What about an Australian release date and price?! Why has NOE forsaken us AGAIN?! :'(

ThomasBW84Admin

#61

ThomasBW84 said:

@Bluezealand Ah well, still nice to get confirmation from the one and only Reggie ;)

@GameZack We've dug up some Australia details and added them to the Hardware Bundles section for you. The important stuff is a release date of 30th November, while the prices are an SRP of AU $349.95 for the Basic bundle, and the Premium bundle will have an SRP of AU $429.95.

Intrepid

#62

Intrepid said:

@Bluezealand In NA, it was the little cardboard disk sleeve. I didn't know Europe got a regular box for it though; that's awesome.

I could go either way on color, but I think black wins just slightly. I agree though that people should be able to have the colors no matter what bundle.

ueI

#63

ueI said:

@ThomasBW84 Of course Wii games are going to look the same. I asked how WiiU games would look. I am displeased with the way many PS3/Xbox360 games look on my SD TV. My most notable concern is type too small to read, and I would like to know if this will be an issue present in the WiiU's first party games.

Why do HD games use minuscule font, anyway? I'm aware that it's much easier to read on an HD TV, but I can't think of any potential advantage to the tiny lettering generally used. Neither can I imagine how large text would be detrimental to the game. This is a serious question. If any of you know the answer, I would greatly appreciate it. If no answer is given, I will assume nobody knows.

janettocrossing

#64

janettocrossing said:

So you can't get a white Wii U if you want the deluxe set? That really sucks . I wanted a white Wii U & I also want the deluxe set... -sigh- :(

BudDudSlash

#66

BudDudSlash said:

Wii TVii in Canada seems useless as we cannot have Hulu and there aren't any other TV services I know of. Too bad. :(

kobe1724

#67

kobe1724 said:

So it's really true that the Wii U doesn't come with standard definition cables? I know a lot of people have HDTVs nowadays, but some people are still just fine playing on their SDTVs, heck, I play my 360 on a standard definition television. We have an HDTV, but it has noticeable input lag which makes gaming suck.

cyphid

#68

cyphid said:

@kobe1724 The lag issue is caused by the HD TV; look in the settings on the TV and there should be something called "Game Mode." That will fix the problem. A lot of recent HD TVs run at 120 Hertz refresh rate instead of 60 hertz.

@Squirtodile I am ready too, though my wallet will be sad. I need to start saving!

ThomasBW84Admin

#69

ThomasBW84 said:

@ueI Apologies, I mis-read your comment to read Wii, it was a busy day! HD games on Wii U are likely to be the same as on other systems, unfortunately. Things like font size will vary, of course (Nintendo, for example, may be quite considerate of SD TVs), but there's nothing (we're aware of) that'll make Wii U any different in that regard.

kobe1724

#70

kobe1724 said:

@cyphid I know, I've looked for a setting like that many times before, but for some reason, the HD TV we have doesn't have a setting like that. It's a Sanyo 32". If there were some way to fix it, I'd play my 360 and Wii U on it all day, every day.

Fuzzy

#71

Fuzzy said:

All looking good. But I think I'll wait to see some of the release dates for more of the games before I decide to buy around launch.

Bassman_Q

#72

Bassman_Q said:

I like how its release date in North America is EXACTLY one year after NA's Skyward Sword launch day. ;)

Grodus

#74

Grodus said:

"Is your body ready?"
Um.. hold on, I'm not sure yet, it is a lot of awesomeness, you know, let me see... YESSS! The problem is, my HD TV just broke about a month ago (great timing I know), so now I have a really "simple" TV that runsonly up to 480p and is so small you practically have to be right in front of it to read anything, and then the pixels look about a mile wide! UGH!
@BudDudSlash Got a DVR?

Ernest_The_Crab

#76

Ernest_The_Crab said:

@Uel Well it depends on the developer I think. If it's NIntendo (and headed by Miyamoto) they'll probably have thought out that detail in their games. Don't think they have anyway of forcing 3rd parties to do that especially if they want their support.

Moshugan

#79

Moshugan said:

The definitive guide? Why is there no mention of the buttons in the GamePad?
Could you confirm if the controllers do or don't have analogue triggers, pretty please? ''Looks to have'' doesn't quite cut it.
I ''guess'' the controllers don't have them, since they have not been endorsed (or even mentioned) in any way by Nintendo. Oh well..

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