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http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/08/wii-u-needs-update-to-play-wii-games

Earlier this week we brought you news that Wii U will have a 'day one' update that will enable a variety of functionality, including Miiverse, TVii and Wii U Chat. There is one critical extra element that is apparently coming in this update - Wii functionality. What we have is a retail Wii U unit - the very same system you will buy next week. When we insert a Wii disc to play, the system notifies us that an update is necessary to play the game. The same applies to the Wii to Wii U data transfer, which we detailed to you yesterday.

Just as we mentioned before, we don't have further information on the update itself, only that it will be available when the system launches. We are anticipating being able to access this update prior to the launch, and with any luck will be able to bring you more details on key online and Wii-related operations. We've also reached out to Nintendo for more information, and to see if there will be an update method for those gamers without an Internet connection, particularly in light of this backwards compatibility functionality.

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What the hell, Nintendo? You didn't put an ethernet port in the damned peice of crap, so how on Earth am I supposed to download this stupid patch? What happens if I buy  a Wii U just to play Wii games? Cheapskates screwing us over again.

 

Seriously, I'm a bit confused. I thought the system was using hardware to run Wii games, and not just software emulation?



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noname2200 said:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2012/11/08/wii-u-needs-update-to-play-wii-games

Earlier this week we brought you news that Wii U will have a 'day one' update that will enable a variety of functionality, including Miiverse, TVii and Wii U Chat. There is one critical extra element that is apparently coming in this update - Wii functionality. What we have is a retail Wii U unit - the very same system you will buy next week. When we insert a Wii disc to play, the system notifies us that an update is necessary to play the game. The same applies to the Wii to Wii U data transfer, which we detailed to you yesterday.

Just as we mentioned before, we don't have further information on the update itself, only that it will be available when the system launches. We are anticipating being able to access this update prior to the launch, and with any luck will be able to bring you more details on key online and Wii-related operations. We've also reached out to Nintendo for more information, and to see if there will be an update method for those gamers without an Internet connection, particularly in light of this backwards compatibility functionality.

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What the hell, Nintendo? You didn't put an ethernet port in the damned peice of crap, so how on Earth am I supposed to download this stupid patch? What happens if I buy  a Wii U just to play Wii games? Cheapskates screwing us over again.

 

Seriously, I'm a bit confused. I thought the system was using hardware to run Wii games, and not just software emulation?

It could be some sort of antipiracy measure. 



Odd decision if that's the case. How would that function?

Sounds like anti-piracy.

I'm ok with this.



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seems the "emulator" (or let's say wrapper) is not ready yet. but this could also be a hint that bigN is providing updates to be bc-functionality.

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noname2200 said:

What happens if I buy  a Wii U just to play Wii games?

You'll have to buy a Wiimote then! Nintendo, stop innovating already!



noname2200 said:

What happens if I buy a Wii U just to play Wii games? Cheapskates screwing us over again.


What happens is that you waste a lot of money. Wii U: $300/$350, Wii: $120

 

I really don't see why anyone would do that. And very few people whose Wii consoles breaks after the Wii is discontinued will not have access to wireless internet or a Wii LAN adapter for their Wii U. Not to mention the second hand possibilities.



That is odd, and like others said, likely for antipiracy, so that Nintendo doesn't have to account for the security holes in all Wii games, and can instead make sure that Wii-disc-users have a line in to official Nintendo firmwares

Thanks for making voice acting an a-list pastime.

Back to school soon enough :/

@everyone saying anti-piracy: Why do you say that? I don't see the connection.

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Fine, why not.

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