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Wii U is Literally Two Systems in One

GenGAME writes: "One thing I don’t think Nintendo’s making clear enough is that Wii U is 100% backward compatible with Wii. I mean, sure, they’ve said a few times that you’ll be able to play Wii games on Wii U or use all your Wii Remotes, Nunchuks, and Classic Controllers – but what they’ve been leaving out is that for Wii U, backward compatibility means that Wii U literally comes with a Wii inside it.

"The system’s “Wii Mode,” which you’ll need to boot up to play all your old Wii, WiiWare, and Virtual Console games, actually runs an emulated version of the Wii Home Menu operating system, complete with the original channel-style setup, Mii Maker, Wii Shop Channel, and so on. This puts it a step ahead of Nintendo’s other emulation modes, which don’t actually do anything except run games – not that there would have been much else to do anyway."

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scofios1351d ago

Question does it run also gamecube?

I_am_Batman1351d ago

No. But I heard there will be some downloadable GC games.

kayoss1351d ago

So does that mean that the first generation ps3 is 3 console in one??? It could play psone, ps2, and ps3 games.

LKHGFDSA1351d ago

couldn't use all accessories and controllers though.

IRetrouk1351d ago

Yes you could all you needed was an adaptor

WiiUalpha1351d ago

The difference here is that the Wii hardware or code is built into the Wii U. While that was once true of the PS3 it is now done completely by software emulation and you have to wait for Sony to put it up for sale.

With Wii U you simply need to buy the game and its certain to work in your Wii U..

Tell you what throw a PS2 disc in your PS3 and post a video and I'll admit you are right but we both know not every PS2 game is compatable with PS3 and it doesnt read PS2 discs. Only the 60gigs had any type of BC but that got ripped out years ago.

IRetrouk1350d ago

I have a 60 gig right here so i can pop any ps1 or 2 disk in and play but that wasnt what my post was about lk up there said you couldnt use older controllers and memory cards on the original ps3 but you could, all you needed was an adaptor. Now down boy. I wasnt putting down the wii u. I like it and will own one very soon.

Honky Kong1351d ago

Wii homebrew emulators forever!!

stragomccloud1350d ago

It is the only way to play Lufia. I'd buy those games if they actually sold them to me. But they won't!

DivineAssault 1351d ago

How long is the boot up for this mode? Seamless i hope cuz thats pretty awesome to keep the nostalgia there

t0mmyb0y1351d ago

You're worried about the boot up time? I don't understand what that has to do with nostalgia. hmmm.

WiiUalpha1351d ago

Divine is always looking for anything no matter how trivial to trash Nintendo for. If the WIi booted in 15 seconds but the PS3 booted in 30, it would some how be twisted by him so that Sony would be superior.. Vita has no games but its worth the wait, yet he wants 50 exlcusives on Wii U before it launches

LKHGFDSA1351d ago

I'd rather pay less and not get a Wii built in.
Or they could have it run the Wii games in a mode that isn't just 1-1 replicating the original console and run the games better.

At least we can hack it though.