Submitted by Lionheart377 821d ago | news

Modding Team Claims to Have Cracked the Wii U

Gameranx said, "At this point, the Wii U just can’t catch a break. Sales projections have been missed by significant margins since its launch in late 2012, and recently, it was announced that Nintendo would be skipping out on its yearly E3 press conference in favor of smaller, less risky Nintendo Directs. So, as you’ve probably guessed, we’re not here to deliver any good news. According to the Wii modding website WiiKey, the Wii U has been cracked." (Wii U)

-Mika-  +   821d ago
I might actually buy a WiiU now but on a serious note. This is really bad for nintendo. Unlike MS or Sony. People treat nintendo consoles as secondary devices. So let say a player hacks their WiiU and nintendo bans them from their online services. That player will most likely not give a crap. Microsoft or sony users on the other hand would be really hesitant to hack their consoles since online is a huge part of them. Their friend list, netflix,psplus and much more will be cutoff. So nintendo better hope this is just one big lie because right now. They honestly don't have anything to hold against their users to stop them from hacking their device.
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socks  +   821d ago
And download what games? Oh yea...
kreate  +   821d ago
The usual... mario.. zelda..

u know,the stuff we been playing for 30 years.
socks  +   821d ago
Seriously gentlemen, I want some games. I don't want to have to wait for Xeno2 to get this system.
Don't u get games anyway if u buy a used wiiU?
fairyblaster  +   821d ago
your take toward nintendo is?? thats rite, worthless.
Ritsujun   821d ago | Trolling | show
donman1  +   821d ago
And how is this bad for Nintendo... especially with hardware sales??? History has proven that the console which was moded (PS2, Xbox360)went on to have killer sales. So I ask again... how is this bad news. In many ways this is called positive evil.
caseh  +   821d ago
PS1 could play copies and imports straight from the box with a bit of blu-tack over the CD lid closing mechanism.

As a result every man and his dog had one with mountains of games and to my knowledge its one of the most successful consoles of all time.

People who play copies still buy games on occasion, I know I do at least.
Lifebanisher  +   821d ago
Developers will lose money on your system cause of pirated games and they will not want to develop for your system..

why is there little support for wii u right now?
cause of the piracy last gen on wii, plus the wii-u sales are not doing good enough, and then there is that other issue with the developers that made games for the wii-u and people are just not buying it...

and then the wii-u get's hacked just when it's in a lot of trouble lately and this is early too...

developers will not want to develop games for wii-u.

guess what..

no developers + No games = No customers for
your system

so i guess they will do something about this. if not constantly updating to keep hackers and cheaters out of online play, they'll probably ban consoles. they will be forced to this time for the developers..
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SilentNegotiator  +   821d ago
Developer support is already weak for Wii U. 6 months into launch isn't a very opportune time for piracy to be introduced. Ps2 and 360 were very popular....Wii U right now? Not so much.

But whatever. Everything seems to be good for Nintendo on N4G lately.
No E3 conference? No one watches E3 conferences! Great move!
Lacking third party support? We don't want 3rd party games!
The flood gates of piracy opened 6 months in? What could be better?!
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Rhaigun  +   821d ago
So, the Wii U was cracked? Whatever. I still don't want one.
Gamer1982  +   820d ago
I sadly agree donman and whats the easiest ever to mod? The DS and its also the highest sold handheld ever. The people who actually pay £40 for a handheld game are few and far between and thats the real reason 3DS is struggling.
Tultras  +   820d ago
Isn't it the Same case if you're buying USED games, developers get no cut in it.
hkgamer  +   820d ago
it might put off 3rd parties... no 3rd parties would like to develop for consoles that have a poor attach rate.

Ninterndo sold the Wii on a profit so they did benefit on hardware sales because of piracy, but the WiiU they are making a minimal profit, so it maybe bad news.

However, Nintendo consoles have always been easy to hack or play pirated games. Gamecube was the hardest to play pirated games and that console did the worst in sales. So maybe piracy is what Nintendo actually need?
jcnba28  +   821d ago
You think by saying "I might actually buy a WiiU" at the beginning of your comment will help you not sound like a troll? lol
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Studio-YaMi  +   821d ago
"will help you not sound like a troll? lol"

Look who's talking .. the irony !

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Hicken  +   821d ago
Mika may be a troll, but her comment here isn't.

You, on the other hand...
LOL_WUT  +   821d ago
No positive spin on this?
@ jcnba28 Don't get mad these things tend to happen ;)

Things certainly went downhill for Nintendo at the start of this year and this news just further proves that.
Studio-YaMi  +   821d ago
"People treat nintendo consoles as secondary devices"

Says who ?
you ?

I know lots of my friends who would go solo for a Nintendo console,yes they are missing on lots of great games on other consoles of choice but they don't care,they go with Nintendo because of their first party games which they love a lot.

I'm a multi console owner,but I still love to play me some new Mario games,especially Mario kart with friends,such a rush and never played a racing game that is as satisfying other than Naughty Dogs crash racing(which I really wish had a sequel made by the Dogs themselves!).
stuna1  +   821d ago
You and your friends must be a different breed! Nintendo will always be a support system as long as they flounder in the 3rd party arena.

No system can survive on first party alone, I don't care who might think they can, it's just not possible! And is another reason that those who did purchase a WII ended up banishing them to closet, because the 3rd party support wasn't enough to keep people playing.

Sure Nintendo sold a boatload of WIIs, just look at the games attach rate to see it wasn't all peaches and cream in Nintendo Land.
slapedurmomsace  +   821d ago
Don't take this the wrong way but how old are you and your friends? I seriously don't know anyone with a wii u and people who have a wii probably couldn't find it under the dust to save their lives. At least the people I know
nirwanda  +   821d ago
@stuna1 google wii game sales and you will seehow the wii has sold alot more games than the ps3
Wii games attach rate is almost 9-1 go look at nintendos latest financial report.
xDHAV0K24x  +   820d ago
Wii and WiiU are most definitely the 2nd choice. There aren't many ppl with all 3 systems. I have noticed it's either a ps3 or 360 PLUS a nintendo console. Personally, I own all 3. My ps3 gets no love (hand me down fat 40gb launch) and endless homebrew wii games when I don't want to game online with my 360 (gears, halo black ops, arcade). Last wii game I bought was DKC Returns. My WiiU is still unopened =\
hkgamer  +   820d ago



Wow, I am actually surprised. I never knew Nintendo sold that many games.
However, It is understandable in a way. Wii sport came with the console for most countries and Wii Play came with a free controller. Also many shovelware party titles that were dirt cheap. However, still good news for Nintendo I guess.
paul1974  +   821d ago
did you read the article mika?? it goes on to state that those who say they have broken the wii u will still not be able to hack games or online multiplayers! just back up data that's it! read the full article and comments before making such a stupid comment yourself! and yes nintendo can ban you from online as well as the game companies themselves which was not possible on the wii! so those who have netflix, or any other service would be banned from using the wii u by nintendo..
stragomccloud  +   821d ago
Mika's at it again!
fairyblaster  +   821d ago
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deafdani  +   821d ago
Yes, they have. The Wii U's online system is pretty damn good, and it has Miiverse, which has a HUGE appeal to a lot of people.

Then again, you're just a troll, so I don't really know why I'm even bothering. Sigh.
miDnIghtEr20C_SfF   820d ago | Trolling | show
-GametimeUK-  +   821d ago
MNGamer-N  +   821d ago
Ya, I'm not really into stealing and modding foolishness. These people are a bunch of 10 year olds who strive to ruin online play. Hopefully with system updates and patches, we can keep them from hacking Mario Kart.
kneon  +   821d ago
The hacking of MK on the Wii was rampant. I haven't played in years so maybe it's improved but for a while there it seemed like every other race had someone who was using a hack to get infinite Bullet Bills or to make it impossible for them to drive off the track.

After I unlocked everything I just quit and haven't gone back.
Nevers0ft  +   821d ago
For what it's worth, it's not a hack of the system it's a drive emulator. So it's capable of playing 1:1 copies but won't enable Ocarina-style cheats like you get on the Wii.
Eamon  +   821d ago
A 10 year old runs the WiiKey company??

lol. WiiKey began in 2007, so by your logic the guys must have been 4-5 years old? haha
xDHAV0K24x  +   820d ago
I long for the day to see mario kart on xbox live. Nintendo should go the sega route!
MooseWI  +   821d ago
No homebrew though, says the article at least. So you'd have to borrow/rent all the games you wanted to have locally.

EDIT: Not saying I support or don't support the modders, just speaking on topic.
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Oh_Yeah  +   821d ago
Thepiratebay will have all the wiiu games to download, as do they with every other system...If that's your thing.
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ZodTheRipper  +   821d ago
Everybody knows what's up but of course nobody is supporting it ... :P
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abzdine  +   821d ago
if Wii U sales increase you know why
Agent_hitman  +   821d ago
Oh yeah, there they are!!!.. *then hides*
SonyNGP  +   821d ago
Get rid of the region lock, and then we'll talk.
majiebeast  +   821d ago
Only good thing no more region lock. The bad thing everything else.
Studio-YaMi  +   821d ago
Exactly !
AKR  +   821d ago
"Hackers Gonna Hack"
- Don't see why so many people see a need to keep hacking newer machines. Either way, Nintendo might pay them a visit, you know, in the form of FBI. And even if they don't, hope this team can sleep at night, if they actually have a conscience.
xDHAV0K24x  +   820d ago
It's a challenge ppl seek to tackle.
josephayal  +   821d ago
oh crap , The Beginning of the End
ATi_Elite  +   821d ago
The Wiiu has been CRACKED! I've Had a WiiU emulator for a while now but I'm just waiting for the good games to arrive.

and YES I still gotta buy the Games.
TechnicianTed  +   821d ago
'I've Had a WiiU emulator for a while now'

No you haven't, why lie dude?
cee773  +   821d ago

Prove it!
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Erdrick  +   821d ago
if it could make the wii u play gamecube games i'd jizz in my pants
SegataSanshiro  +   821d ago
Hum you do know that wii can play gc games right? And a GC console is like 40 dollars in craiglist and like 24 in ebgames.....I think you should try that instead of hacking your wii u, and not mentioningbpc emulators
TheUndertaker85  +   820d ago
Everybody doesn't have a Wii you know.

Plus why would you waste $40 to buy another console for something that you could potentially do for free? Just saying...

Also want to add that consumers wouldn't want to have one more justification for owning a WiiU right now. That'd be just silly. /s
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lizard81288  +   821d ago
Region Free
Nice, Region free is always nice.

Plus...Smash 4 mods!
mrbojingles  +   821d ago
I'd think the fact that Wii U games are up to 25GB, much like PS3 games, would deter thieves. The amount of work that would go into downloading, then installing, pirated games will be so time consuming for them. You could probably complete the stolen games in the time it takes for some of these losers to illegally download them
7uff1  +   821d ago
Agreed, but the same goes when people download it via the eShop. I hope they're trolling...
cee773  +   821d ago
just because the discs are 25GB dont mean he games are,there are like a handful of ps3 games that filled up a bluray and besides you cant deter pirates internet speeds do nothing but improve over time hell I saw uncharted 3 being pirated and its well over 30GB, torrents let you leave where you left off or you can simply let the torrent download for hours or even days you cant underestimate the lengths pirates go through

I am not A pirate by the way.
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Kratoscar2008  +   821d ago
I dont think so were i live the PS3 is hacked very easily and because you can just put them in the HDD.

Besides if its free i dont think people care wasting some time instead of money.
Broburger  +   821d ago
Time to get a Wii U
Kratoscar2008  +   821d ago
Its good for Nintendo as sells more units but in the long run it will sink them if they cant sell their games nor third developers as well.

Its really not good, if you sell a console but you cant sell games.
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Jirachi  +   821d ago
good maybe now i can save share.
Orionsangel  +   821d ago
"However, we have no reports of illegal Wii U games nor unauthorized applications playable on the system while in Wii U mode."

You have no reports of anyone smashing a Wii U on the floor either. What's your point? You think if they hack the Wii U you're gonna be informed about it?

Nintendo is the worst at hacker protection. Yeah I know all the systems get hacked, but Nintendo makes it too easy. I've seen 5 year olds softmod a Wii.
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kevinsheeks  +   821d ago
the sad part im not excited nor do i care :\
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LogicStomper  +   821d ago
"Oh look... a modding team seems to have cracked the Wii U. Because I don't care though, I'm going to click it and tell everyone I don't care."

Is this what you do?
kevinsheeks  +   821d ago
Noooo i'm saying i don't care at the moment because the console is still in it's infancy they haven't given it a chance to reach it's potential

I don't know if what im typing is making sense im not bashing the system i just think they could have waited to make an announcement
darkpower  +   821d ago

You know, if Homebrew games come to the WiiU as a result, then perhaps that would solve a problem that Nintendo seems to not be able to fix right now: provide any games to PLAY on the WiiU.

Funny how things work, huh? Takes a modder/hacker to do something that a company should've been able to provide us with from the get go. In this case, actual GAMES! Legal or not, at least it's SOMETHING! Maybe if Nintendo was to actually give us games we want to play, then there wouldn't be as much of an issue.

Not saying that I condone/condemn the act of hacking and/or modding a console, but I just find it funny how it can take them giving us a reason to actually USE the WiiU as opposed to whatever Nintendo is giving us right now (not much).
kevinsheeks  +   821d ago
that's what im saying as well the wii u doesn't have much to interest me yet sometimes hackers/modders can give life where there was nothing
FlyingFoxy  +   821d ago
Hardware sales are going to jump up a lot, not everyone is going to know how to play backups but it's pretty easy.

I'd be able to download games lightning fast on my 100mbit connection and still game smoothly, but i'm not sure i'll bother.. possibly.

I actually saw download speeds go as fast as 12-14mb/s on Steam.. i was pretty shocked at how fast i can download stuff, seriously. Not that it affects gaming pings really because they tend to take around 8-12kb/s which is why Dial up pings were so crap because you'd be lucky to hit 3-4kb/s back in like 2000-2001. Even when i went to 128K in 2002 it was a huge difference, i had pings of like 70 in games and it was smooth as butter.. how times have changed.
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ziggurcat  +   821d ago
the title should read:

"modding team has forever ruined the wii U for everyone else."
Broburger  +   820d ago
Modding didn't ruin the other consoles/handhelds. If anything it helped them.
SonyPS4  +   821d ago
Well lo and behold, what I expected from the wonderful world of gamers: double standards. People bashing Xbox360 and PS3 hacking but praising Wii U hacking?
LogicStomper  +   821d ago
Sounds like N4G to me.
kyrowomoqom   820d ago | Spam
HurstDarkStar  +   820d ago
I loved ps3 hacks seemed awesome.

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