1. What types of pack can you buy?
There are 2 Wii U packs available:
- Premium: Wii U console with 32Gb flash memory, GamePad (with it's own stylus, cradle, stand and AC adapter), Console Stand, AC Adapter, Sensor Bar, HDMI Cable (1.5m) PLUS Nintendo Land Software and Nintendo Premium Network.
- Basic: Wii U console with 8Gb flash memory, GamePad (with it's own stylus and AC adapter), AC Adapter, HDMI Cable (1.5m) NOTE no Sensor Bar included but you need it to work (can use an older Wii one if you have it).
Generally speaking, the extra value for money with the Premium Pack means it outsells the Basic, whereas the Basic is perfect if you're on a budget and have an old Wii to "cannibalise" for accessories (e.g. wiimotes and the sensor bar).
2. Will I need to buy an additional memory card to save my game progress?
No, the Wii U has memory built in for Wii U game saves, downloaded games etc. Note that the Premium pack Wii U has 4 times the memory capacity of the basic pack Wii U.
3. Is the inbuilt Wii U memory expandable?
The on-board memory is not but you can add external drives to act as storage. Nintendo recommend external drives with their own separte power supply (as opposed to portable ones that run off USB). For more information click here.
4. Can I transfer data from an old Wii to the new Wii U?
Yes, but ensure the Wii U is up to date first. Then follow these steps.
5. How can I link to my Club Nintendo account?
6. Does the Wii U support High Def video/images?
Yes. With the included HDMI cable, Wii U supports HD images of a resolution up to 1080p. Remember, Wii software will always be displayed in standard definition, not upscaled.
7. Can the Wii U console play DVDs?
In a word, No, there is no DVD playback on the Wii console.
8. How do I sync my Gamepad?
9. Can I browse the internet with my Wii U?
Yes you can, using the built in browser:
10. How can I connect the Wii U to my router?
The Wii U has built in WiFi which means so long as you have a wireless router you'll be able to connect it up to the internet straight out of the box.
Unfortunately there isn't a LAN socket in the console but if you do prefer to go wired, LAN adaptors can be picked up fairly cheaply either 3rd party & official. These adaptors are the same ones that worked with the Wii and plug into one of the rear USB sockets.
11. So what is the e-Shop and how do I navigate it?