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Topic: Can you use wii u without a gamepad

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Commanderkuja

Hi all i was wondering can you use and run a wii u if it doesnt have a gamepad with it at all, been looking at ones without the gamepad and was wondering if you used wii controllers and a pro gamepad could you use it without the main gamepad?

Commanderkuja

NintendoWiiDS

Most games require the gamepad. You can technically browse the home menu without it, but you need the gamepad for the most part.

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HunterLeon

I wouldn't recommend getting a Wii U without the gamepad at all. Not only do many games require the gamepad, but so do some system menus (e.g. settings).

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Commanderkuja

ok cool thankyou o keep seeing just the bas unti for sale a lot i understand you need the gamepad like you said but can technically buy them each at differnet times trying to stay inside my budget to get the console etc would any usb gampead work or does it have to be the wiiu pro one?

Commanderkuja

ThanosReXXX

@Commanderkuja The people, or rather: idiots selling their incomplete Wii U's are people that were stupid or clumsy enough to break their GamePads, which is probably the only reason they're selling their consoles, because they've now become all but useless, and buying a second hand standalone GamePad, from a third party or from Nintendo isn't all that cheap, so they more than likely decided to try and sell their useless console to any unsuspecting victim, who wouldn't be aware of this.

My advice: don't do it. Look for a complete set, or check first if you can still buy a replacement GamePad from Nintendo themselves. Without the GamePad there's also no way to check if the console works as it should.

And no, not just any USB controller will work. At least: not unless you hack your console, but officially, anything other than the Wii U's own controllers is NOT supported.

Edited on by ThanosReXXX

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Sunsy

Siding with @ThanosReXXX with this one. I've played lots of Wii U games that require the gamepad. Even basic console setup requires the gamepad too. You can use the Wii Remote or the Wii U Pro Controller, but those are usually options in some of (not all) the games or when choosing a game from the main menu. Everything else requires the gamepad, setting up, apps, that sort of thing.

Don't buy one without the gamepad, wait and get one with a gamepad. It will save you headaches later on down the road.

Edited on by Sunsy

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Commanderkuja

thankyou so much all of you will be defently taking your advice time to browse for complet packages and saving up for it. thankyou all again

Commanderkuja

ThanosReXXX

@Commanderkuja You're welcome.

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Tasuki

Unless you are needing it for parts i.e. repairing a Wii U that you have I would skip a gamepadless Wii U.

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gcunit

A Wii U without the gamepad is like a McDonald's cheeseburger without the gherkin - you might be able to technically pull it off, but why in the actual would you want to, because it's fundamental to the experience.

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crashcontrol

The only game I know that works without one is smash 4

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Rounos03

I had a problem with my wii u the gamepad didn't work anymore. I had to repare it and i can tell u that most games require it if u wanna play at best ergonomy but some of them are impossible to even launch like mario maker.

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Zeldafan79

A wii U without the gamepad is like a car without the steering wheel.

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