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Wii's successor?[edit]

Ok, I'm not pretty sure if I understood very well in the videos, but the Wii U works with the wii, so it can't work alone actually. The infobox then says it will be the sucessor of the Wii, but it shouldn't if this works with the wii on - and the succesor's info should be deleted, unless they did have announced a definitive sucessor for the wii (and if possible, the Wii U as well) ¢oincollctor rsitem209.png

Never mind, the console is totally different. Now I see pics clearly. ¢oincollctor rsitem209.png


How is this a stub? Stubs are not short articles, they are articles with missing info. This article has all of the available info. DKPetey99DKPetey99TCE 14:09, 7 June 2011 (EDT)

Just remove it if you see it

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It's a stub because not everyone knows about the Wii U completely.

-MushroomMan3 My icon!Unknown stub*Grows big* WEEHEE!

Gamecube Compatability[edit]

It doesn't seem to have it. I'm going to miss it. Will everyone forget about the gamecube? Even the PS3 has PS1 compatability (I think).

I don't see any holes.
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The Wii U does not support the GameCube. --Mechawave 07:16, 8 June 2011 (EDT)

It is speculated that you may be able to download Gamecube games to the Wii U, however will the gamecube controllers be at least compatible?
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The Wii U won't be compatible with Gamecube controllers because the buttons are on the contoller/console itself. Green Yoshi Super Chris HelperArtwork of Mario

Will there be Super Mario Sunshine to download? And if you download it, is that in Nintendo Points then? Or is that in a valuta like the 3DS? --AC4-Edward.pngArmin00ConnorKenway.png 16:26, 19 July 2012 (EDT)

In fact the information in the discussion and on the Wii U page itself is inaccurate. The Wii U is completely capable of playing GameCube titles, but it requires the use of homebrew software, in this case Nintendont. You can then play any titles and also use the Wii Classic Controller and the Wii U Pro Controller, and of course GameCube pads with the Wii U USB adapter for them - yes you can mix and match the controller types. Games are upscaled to 1080p with flicker fixing option available. As with the Wii, it's pretty much full hardware emulation due to shared architecture so everything is about as perfect as you're going to get. I haven't updated the main page as a lot of places don't appreciate homebrew software mentions. (talk) 11.27, 5 July 2016


Will the normal Wii discs work? This was kind of a stupid question to ask but does it work on this?Fuzzy in New Super Mario Bros. UYoshiGo99Artwork of a Yoshi egg on a tilt. It is unknown whether this artwork was released with a certain game or not.

I do not know ^^; Artwork of Birdo from Itadaki Street DS.BirdobeautiesBirdo
The Wii U supports everything about the Wii, including the discs. --Mechawave 07:17, 8 June 2011 (EDT)

Chase Mii[edit]

[1] 56th minute:

Toads? For the Wii U? SWFlashSWFlash.svg

Actually,their miis in toad costumes yoshiyoshiyoshi (talk)

I've found a video that shows the gameplay of the Chase Mii game. Can we create an article for it? SWFlashSWFlash.svg

@SWflash: Not really. If is not a Mario game, we cannot create an article for this.

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There is also some sort of... Mario costume. We should make an article indeed, or add something at the references. --Mario Fan 123 - Mario's craazy fan! Artwork of Mario in his classic victory pose, from Super Mario 64. 11:11, 22 June 2011 (EDT)


Where on the Controller is the C Button located? All Nintendo controllers will have a C Button you know. Also, This could get released late this year in Japan and New super Mario bros. Mii Could be a launch game. --Super Mario 510 21:24, June 12, 2011 (UTC)

The only controller that have C buttons is N64 controller. Where do you see C buttons on GCN controller? It has C Stick instead. Where do you see C buttons/sticks on Wii controllers? It doesn't have them. Also, why R Stick won't be a C Stick for you? SWFlashSWFlash.svg
Actually, the nunchuck has a C button :/ aaaaaaaa Mariomario64! 10:04, 12 June 2011 (EDT)

Having read the entire paragraph on the new controller's layout, I must ask... Is it necessary to describe the thing in such detail when there are pictures readily available on the page? Twentydragon 01:35, 27 August 2011 (EDT)


Is there any word on the microphone yet? Any games that mention its use? Why Bother (talk)

I know you probably wrote this ages ago, but a microphone will be present. No developers has mentioned its use explicitly in their products, but there is a good chance that all games will utilize it somehow. NSMBU will most probably use it seeing as NSMBW did, but nothing is confirmed. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 02:50, 31 August 2012 (EDT)

Main Mario game in the works?[edit]

According to this IGN artcile, a new Main Mario game is in the works, yet how it will work is not mentioned, should we do something about this?

--Byllant 23:09, 8 November 2011 (EST)

No. No information is offered about the game, only that one is planned. Mario4Ever
No? and what about this line "[Yoshiaki Koizumi] confirmed that the next big Mario game is already in the works.", this is not so different to the Super Smash Bros. game, whose development has not begun yet, it is exactly the same case. --Byllant 15:01, 12 November 2011 (EST)
It's not the same case. At least with SSB, we have a tentative title. With this, we have nothing (at best, we could say "an unnamed Mario game," but that's not the slightest bit useful). Mario4Ever
Actually, there's no tentative name with both games, Nintendo just said " made Smash Bros. for both, N3DS and Wii U", where's the tentative title? it's the same to say Super Smash Bros. and Unnamed Mario title than Untitle super smash Bros. sequel (as that's the title for Wikipedia) and Mario (Wii U), but I crearly understande the idea, I want this to finish, so we've better wait for a more official announcement. --Byllant 15:35, 12 November 2011 (EST)

SSB. Universe[edit]

On some websites it was rumored that the next SSB will be called Super Smash Bros. Universe. I think its worth mentioning although its already been deleted when I added it. Does anyone agree this should be placed in the article. Here's one website with the rumour.[2]

JORDANDEBONO 04:30, 24 December 2011 (EST)

Yes I think we should. Does my opinion count.

The Bagaloo 10:10, 25 December 2011 (EST)

Just seen SmashWiki and they said it's fake ---> Super Smash Bros. 4
JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 15:18, 8 April 2012 (EDT)

Release Date Found[edit]

I've been searching the internet and I found out that the Wii U will be released soemwhere around June and December this year. Green Yoshi Super Chris HelperArtwork of Mario

Could you please link us to the source so we can tell if it is legitimate or not? Bop1996 (Talk)
They've been talking about the Wii U's release date here at [3] Green Yoshi Super Chris HelperArtwork of Mario

The Wii U has Release Date in America[edit]

I found in a page of a game shop in Mexico, the relaese date for the Wii U in America= December 25, 2012. That's fantastic! And you can apart it now! I gonna apart it now :)

SuperMario_3DLand| 20:35, 2 April 2012 (EST)
I think we should wait until Nintendo confirms this. Akfamilyhome 04:44, 4 April 2012 (EDT)

They have confirmed a release date, but the price of the system is not going to be revealed. Green Yoshi Super Chris HelperArtwork of Mario

Should a page be made for Mario Wii U?[edit]

We have screenshots now, and that was good enough for Super Mario 3D Land. And the images should go somewhere at least. Mariofanatic64 (talk)

And where are the screenshots? YoshiYoshiDaisySSBM (talk)Princess Daisy
We shouldn't create nothing unless an official name has been revealed. Said pictures can stay around the wiki for a while.

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What about the Paper Mario 3DS? Didn't they say that was a tentative title too? If there is a page on that, there should be for this, same with Super Mario 3D Land, before the whole title was released, there was an article on it entitled Super Mario 3DS, and again Mario Kart 7 was Mario Kart 3DS. Why should this one be any different? iruni181 (talk)

Nintendo Land[edit]

Should this wiki cover Nintendo Land? It covers Mario elements and it is yet to be mentioned in this article.

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Virtual Console[edit]

[4] It says that all of your Wii's save data and shop downloads including VC games can be transfered to the Wii U. Does this mean that older VC games will be downloadable to the Wii U or you'd have to download them to the Wii then transfer them? SKmaric (talk)

All that article is saying is that Nintendo is working on a way for people to transfer their existing save data and downloads to the Wii U from the Wii (e.g. everything they've already played/bought). It doesn't say anything about older VC games being downloadable directly from the Wii U. Mario4Ever

1 Octobor 2012 in Belgium[edit]

I was going to the store and asked, when will come the Wii U. He said it will come on 1 October 2012. This is the Wii U launch date for Belgium. I don't know if it's for whole Europe. If you want to see the source, you need to know dutch. The source[5]. --AC4-Edward.pngArmin00ConnorKenway.png 11:46, 13 July 2012 (EDT)

Or use Google Translate/Google Chrome... ...and I believe it will official-officially be announced sometime in the next 15 days with the meeting being on Sept. 13. 19:33, 30 August 2012 (EDT)

As Baja said, we should wait for an official release date. If they don't mention Belgium or something, then we can add this then. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 02:13, 31 August 2012 (EDT)


In the Miiverse section, it refers to the Miiverse being the main screen. Shouldn't this be moved higher up? 19:34, 30 August 2012 (EDT)

Well since a more detailed description for Miiverse is written below, there's no need to move it higher however a mention of it should present. Feel free to add some info, but don't cut and paste from the original paragraph under the heading Software. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 02:53, 31 August 2012 (EDT)

Miiverse article[edit]

Once more detailed info about Miiverse is revealed should an article be made for it. It is quite an important thing so I personally think one should be made for it. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 09:06, 31 August 2012 (EDT)

Wii U price in dollar[edit]

Read this on

It also showed three separate SKUs for the Wii U, beginning at $249.99:

  • WIIU SYSTEM - GM - 11/11/12 $249.99
  • WIIU SYSTEM W/ - GM - 11/11/12 $299.99
  • WIIU SYSTEM 349 W/ - GM - 11/11/12 $349.99

There are probably more sorts, like the PS Vita Wifi and PS Vita Wifi 3G. Reply! AC4-Edward.pngArmin00ConnorKenway.png

Can't we just wait another 5 days for the conference to reveal official info from Nintendo. It's not a long time. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 19:34, 9 September 2012 (EDT)

Wii U picture[edit]

The current blue picture, while most probably the most up to date one, doesn't look all that nice. Why don't we use the previous white one? Or at least a picture of the Wii U in its box. That would look much better. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 05:12, 30 September 2012 (EDT)

About the Wii U Gamepad...[edit]

Will the actual gamepad have a cord like the ones shown at the Nintendo Conference on September 30, 2012? Green Yoshi Super Chris HelperArtwork of Mario

No it won't; completely portable. The chord's to keep people from stealing it. JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 15:08, 3 October 2012 (EDT)


How many bits does the Wii U have?

Hi! I'm Shadow rocks!

Not much has been revealed about the Wii U's processor so it's unknown, though it's probably either 32-bits or 64-bits. Note that "Bits" as a measure of console power has been completely meaningless since the Dreamcast and that mainstream "256 bits" (as some might think exist based on the 8/16/32/128 bits leaps) CPUs-and thus consoles- don't exist. --Glowsquid (talk) 12:59, 6 October 2012 (EDT)

Actually, they kind of do. DK Fan

I think they're more than 64-bit. After all, did you see the graphics for New Super Mario Bros. U? They're 10 times better than Super Mario 64's or Mario Party's!

Hi! I'm Shadow rocks!

It is HD that is why. If it wasn't HD they would be like NSMBW models.Fuzzy in New Super Mario Bros. UYoshiGo99Artwork of a Yoshi egg on a tilt. It is unknown whether this artwork was released with a certain game or not.

Yeah. 64 bits for sure. Have any of you seen the first cutscene in super Mario 3D world? The Wii must've been 32 bit or lower.

From Wikipedia (this is not from Nintendo but from reverse enganireing by a hacker) "Broadway-based core architecture[14] Three cores at 1.243125 GHz Symmetric multiprocessing with MESI/MERSI support Each core can output up to 3 instructions per clock using superscalar parallelism. 32-bit integer unit 64-bit floating-point (or 2× 32-bit SIMD, often found under the denomination "paired singles") A total of 3 MB of Level 2 cache in an unusual configuration.[16] Core 0: 512 KB, core 1: 2 MB, core 2: 512 KB 4 stage pipeline 5 Execution Units per core (15 EUs total) Die size: 4.74 mm × 5.85 mm = 27.73 mm2" Just note most systems dont go any higher than 64 bits the higher ammounts of bits are experimental 08:27, 25 April 2014 (EDT)

SNES Pro Controller[edit]

Should this be added to the article ? JackpotPersonolisedMiion3DS.JPGJordan 12:14, 16 October 2012 (EDT)

The marketing slogan for the Wii U[edit]

Okay, this question just came to my mind when examining this article; if I'm not mistaken, the "How U Will Play Next" slogan is primarily targeted for the Nintendo of America regions, correct? Just wanted to check on this before I do any edit attempts (mainly to clarify where that slogan came from). (And yes, it's obvious that the primary coverage would be from the U.S. side of things, I do understand that as well). --M. C. - "Mario Gals" Fan! User Page | Talk Page 20:17, 6 December 2012 (EST)^

Box arts[edit]

The mostly box arts from wii u games are blue. BUT!!! There are some boxarts and they look like a turquoise color. What's the diffrence? AC4-Edward.pngArmin00ConnorKenway.png 11:46, 7 December 2012 (EST)

Latin América and Brazil Release Dates[edit]

The Wii U was released in Latin America and Brazil on November 30, 2012 like Europe and Australia. I don't know if I have to put the flags and the release Dates. Who can help me? SuperMario_3DLand 9:49 3 January 2013 (EST)

Yoshi's Story 2?[edit]

Isn't this Yarn Yoshi? And why has it been redirected to Yoshi's Island DS? Yoshi876 (talk)


Forgot to click minor edit!!!

Next Generation Of Nintendo Consoles?[edit]

I wonder how long it will be until Nintendo decides to start making a new gaming system [or if they will]? CRode (talk)


Did anyone know Nintendo might discontinue the Wii U this year? Rosalina Epic Rosalina Tanooki Rosalina model cropped 13:43, 10 March 2014 (EDT)


anyone notice it has a red link??? ToadToadAwesome12Toad

Wii U Dead?[edit]

I've heard some rumors about nintendo stopping the making of Wii U consoles. So can it be considered discontinued yet, because i don't really know if that's true Koopas lost shell Green Shell in Mario Kart 8 13:13, 6 November 2016 (EST)

Probably not yet. Nintendo is sure pulling life support though, with virtually no more games barring Breath of the Wild, no more updates (wheras 3DS got an update recently) and how they published sales figures for the top selling games. Still, I wouldn't exactly call it discontinued yet. Mario Green.pngBazooka Mario BadaBoom! 15:49, 6 November 2016 (EST)
It is confirmed from Nintendo, but no known date. Red Yoshi in a construction hat walking Yoshi the SSM (talk) 18:29, 10 November 2016 (EST)

Discontinued Dates[edit]

I'm not 100% sure about the source on the discontinued date being 1/31/17. They didn't stop production globally at the same time, they are saying that as of that moment, no one was manufacturing anymore systems, meaning in some country, likely japan, they were the last ones to stop production, giving the results of "ended globally".

  • In Brazil, the correct date seems to be all the way back on January 1st, 2015.[6]
  • In Europe, the correct date is likely October 1st, 2016.[7]
  • In North America (and maybe Canada), the correct date is likely November 10th, 2016.[8]
  • In Australia, the correct date might be not long after November 14th, 2016.[9]
  • In Japan, the correct date is likely January 31st, 2017.[10]
  • For Mexico, and South Africa, I don't yet know, but it's probably not 1/31/17.

--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 19:30, 3 February 2017 (EST)

Since Canada has the video games and products released in the same time as the U.S., I can assume the discontinuation date is the same as the North America listing you have. – Owencrazyboy9 (talk) 19:47, 3 February 2017 (EST)
Good point.--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 19:49, 3 February 2017 (EST)
It could've been killed off early in South Africa since it apparently only sold 2000 systems by 2013.--EldritchdraaksSig1.pngEldritchdraaksSig2.png 19:51, 3 February 2017 (EST)
Nintendo stopped operations in Brazil on January 9 2015 according to Wikipedia page:

PS It doesn't surprise me that the Wii U sold extremely poor in South Africa, since it's a poor country. Gold Luigi (talk) 17:12, 7 March 2017 (EST)

I removed the Brazilian, Mexican, and South African discontinuation dates. Please see the edits page. Gold Luigi (talk) 18:52, 16 March 2017 (EDT)

Mario launch titles[edit]

Should we note launch titles or not for the Wii U? In other words, should we write next to New Super Mario Bros. U in the Mario-related games section that it's a launch title? Note that this could apply to all other consoles. Luigi Emblem 18:31, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

It already makes a mention of that on the game page itself (and on Luigi's Mansion and Super Mario 64, in case you're wondering), so I don't think it needs to be noted here. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 18:36, 13 July 2017 (EDT)

Music (Mii Maker)[edit]

Is it at all possible that the music that plays on the Mii Maker screen is a remix of Water Land's music from Super Mario Bros. 3, which is also the Fairy Fountain theme of The Legend of Zelda games? Torey (talk) 21:50, 3 April 2018 (EDT)

There's one part with similar notes, but again, they're not the same song. Mario (Gold) costume pose in Super Mario Maker Mario JC 22:06, 3 April 2018 (EDT)


Could someone add a reception to the page.
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Commercial Failure[edit]

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Following some edit warring on this page, does anyone think we should call the Wii U a commercial failure on this article? SoraKH.png Keyblade Master

I personally feel it's too strong/opinionated a term to use. Also, I've locked the article for the time being due to the aforementioned edit war. --KPH2293 21:49, December 16, 2020 (EST)
That's why I was against using that term too, it felt subjective here. SoraKH.png Keyblade Master
It was pointed out to me by a fellow administrator that in an interview, Reggie Fils-Aimé was asked if the Wii U was a "necessary failure", and he reluctantly agreed. Perhaps that interview could be quoted in the article or something like that. Otherwise, I agree that it's best not to use the term "commercial failure". --KPH2293 21:59, December 16, 2020 (EST)
Imo, you shouldn't fully protect the page, but just semi-protect it so other non-admin-autoconfirmed-users can edit it. Sprite of a Goomba from Super Mario Bros.DarkNightSprite of a Piranha Plant from Super Mario World 22:27, December 16, 2020 (EST)
Considering the popularity Splatoon, Super Mario Maker, and Hyrule Warriors had, I still think "failure" is too strong a word. It didn't dazzle the way they historically had, but it still sold well and had many widely played games. Doc von Schmeltwick (talk) 22:30, December 16, 2020 (EST)
There's... not really anything saying against it being a commercial failure, though. Sales were terrible. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:32, December 16, 2020 (EST)
Fair point about the protection. Alex has done as you requested, and I will not contest that decision. --KPH2293 22:33, December 16, 2020 (EST)
Didn't see Doc's comment when I made mine. The games sold well for the system itself, but even the best selling title, Mario Kart 8, sold just over 8 million copies. Compared to other systems, that is pretty low. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is more than three times that currently. Alex95sig1.pngAlex95sig2.png 22:37, December 16, 2020 (EST)
In response to Doc, that also applies to a lot of systems like the Sega Saturn and Dreamcast. But they still sold 9-10 million units and are still considered failures. The Wii U throughout its entire life still sold at the pace of a Sega Saturn, so it didn't really do well in its life at all.-- 18:06, December 18, 2020 (EST)

By any objective measure, the Wii U was a commercial failure: it repeatedly fell short of Nintendo's forecasts by a large margin (even after said forecasts were slashed multiple times) as well as one exec's expectation of 100 million units lifetime. Its performance lead to some of Nintendo's biggest anual losses in its history. Besides the interview mentioned above, Reggie directly called it "a failure forward" in an university lecture. --Glowsquid (talk) 22:59, December 16, 2020 (EST)

I absolutely agree. The Wii U selling 13.56 million and the PS Vita selling close to 15 million units is still considered a commercial failure. The Sega Saturn and Sega Dreamcast selling 9 to 10 million units is considered a commercial failure.-- 18:06, December 18, 2020 (EST)