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Wii v. Wii U

Discussion in 'Wii U Hardware' started by Cupcake, Oct 20, 2020.

  1. Cupcake

    Cupcake WiiChat Member

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    I am new to this forum and completely unfamiliar with all this. I just purchased a Wii U for my 10-year-old son who desperately wanted it to play super smash bros ultimate with his best friend. Unfortunately, we learned after purchasing the console that his friend has a Wii and not a Wii U. Does anyone know if and how my son will be able to play his Wii U version with his friend who has the Wii?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. DBloke

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    You cant play WiiU games on the Wii. But you can play Wii games on the WiiU
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  3. scanswild

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    I did know this - good thing I bumped into this thread. I thought it is a general thing as as it is a Wii.
     
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    In addition to the backwards compatibility but not forwards compatibility, (and folks more in the know can correct me if I'm wrong), I don't think the Wii console can do online gaming anymore now that WiiConnect24 has been decom'd.
     
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    Is that true???!!!! :eek::eek::eek: Why?
     
  6. Chris71Mach1

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    Because Nintendo has decommissioned the WiiConnect24 services years ago now. Remember, the Wii console is now 2 generations old, and Nintendo's focus as a business is currently on the Switch platform. There may be a 3rd party service that's still supporting online play of a few Wii games nowadays, but I can't remember what it is or even if it's still being maintained today.
     
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    Yeah I have read this. Customers shifted to Nintendo Switch. Hmmm do you think this is more convenient?
     
  8. scanswild

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    Which is better, WII or WII U? What are the differences?
     

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