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Can someone guide me through the process of moving from Wii to Wii U console?

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WalkingThePlank Sat 12-Apr-14 16:19:15

We've had our Wii since 2007 I think and it is used primarily by the children to play Skylanders Giants. The controllers are increasingly temperamental and DH is talking about replacing it with a Wii U.

What do we need to buy? Does it come with a basic items but we need to add controllers, nun-chucks etc?

I am also worried that we will have individuals just looking at their own small screen rather than us as a group looking at the TV together (the DCs have no other hand-held devices for this reason really).

Also, will their Wii Skylanders CD work on Wii U?


MissMissingYou Sun 13-Apr-14 12:44:38

You can use most games and accessories that you use on the Wii on the Wii U as it is backwards compatible.

I don't know for sure that Skylanders will specifically work though.

If you buy from Game in the box there is the Wii U console and a Wii U gamepad. So no controllers or nunchucks. You can only have 2 game pads connected to the Wii U at the same time but 4 controllers.

Maybe popping into a game shop and discussing it would be beneficial for you? You can trade in your old Wii too. I just did mine though and only got £10 shock

WalkingThePlank Sun 13-Apr-14 23:09:46

Thanks for that.

smable Mon 14-Apr-14 09:53:06

Hi wii games can be played on the wii u so skylanders will work,however original wii games don't work with the gamepad,you still have to use wii remotes which don't come with the wii u.

There are currently no wii u games that accept 2 wii u gamepads so 1 will be all you need.

Lots of wii u games aimed at children/families use the gamepad to help the players with wii remotes so you don't get 1 person absorbed it their own screen while they play.

silverhyina Mon 14-Apr-14 14:37:50

Your wii games and controllers will work with the wii u and if you keep your wii you can transfer all your data to wii u

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