Nintendo Wii U FAQ: Top 20 Frequently Asked Questions





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Published on Nov 25, 2012

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Ken Gagne answers the top 20 frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the Nintendo Wii U video game system, from backward compatibility to storage upgrades to OS patches, selected from YouTube user comments on my unboxing video found at http://youtu.be/LZJh56RTpQU

Ask me more questions on Twitter at http://twitter.com/gamebits

Questions answered in this video:

0:25 - "Does the GamePad come with a stylus?" (everyone)
0:50 - "can u play a wii u game on the wii, because i am not paying another 300 dollars for a system." (glonik10)
1:20 - "can you use wii games for the wii u" (Carol Gibson)
2:19 - "I can use my Wii sensor bar on my wii U?" (zzzzJRzzzz)
2:34 - "Is the gamepad just like a portable device similar to the Vita or a secondary screen which must be played together with the console?" (Wilson Liao)
3:20 - "What's the resolution of the gamepad?" (Enrique Diamond)
3:44 - "Is it possible to get multiple gamepads?" (Dannator54)
4:10 - "Why didn't you just plug the cord directly into the GamePad and leave it in while you configured ... ? Letting it charge in the cradle was a waste of time." (MasterPibb)
5:10 - "So the wii u requires or at least uses a wii remote but doesn't come with one?" (JeffR110)
5:58 - "How long took your System Update?" (Virin Ramcharan)
6:33 - "is the harddrive removable?" (smartguyjaja)
6:56 - "is it more stronger than the Wii's connectivity?" (KonataGuy)
7:10 - "How do friend codes work with Wii U?" (Neil Byrne)
7:28 - "can you get achievments/trophies?" (tokhionlinearcor)
7:47 - "I heard that Nintendo took the Donkey Kong Country games out of their Shopping Channel. Does my download of Donkey Kong Country three get lost if I do transfer the data on the Wii U?" (MarcMarioMaster)
8:38 - "Where's the facebook app nintendo?" (chuggaconray1)
8:59 - "Do the wii red white yellow cables work on the wii u" (Shockwave6680)
9:14 - "Can I get sound from the analogue output via component cables even if the HDMI is connected to the T.V.?" (ThatGuySy01)
9:34 - "How much costs the wii u in the USA ?" (Obamashoes2008)
10:03 - "When will GameStop most likely have deluxe wii u s for people who didn't pre order? Any guesses? I didn't pre order." (Nozrac13)

Background music:

"Zelda Gold Cartridge" by Quinn Fox

Sam Dillard "Bonus - Mission Complete" from "Harmony of a Hunter" album

"RC Pro-Am Intro OC ReMix" by Insomniac

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