Hi guys. I have never considered buying a wii U but my wii being old and all changed that. I have a few questions that i would greatly appreciate if answered. These are: 1) can any version of the wii U be softmodded? 2) can i play gamecube games on the wii U? 3) is the gigantic wii controller thingy with the screen chargable or does it run on batterys just as the wii remotes do? 4) would i be able to make backups of my wii U games and play them on my wii U just as i played wii backups on my wii? 5)if u had some experience buy wii oneline, could u introduce the website to me? Thanks everyone. I'm looking for answers to these questions before actually buying the wii U. One of my sole purposes is to be able to softmod and play homebrew and all that and make backups of my games. I would appreciate the help! If you think there is any other info i need to know about the wii U please, let me know!