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PattonFiend said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:

Well it has been a whole year now since the console launched.  I bought mine on day one.

I only had ever heard of the Xbox 360 faulty systems with the "red ring of death" I believe it was called.

If I had known that launch systems usually had problems I would totally have held off on the Wii U until this year.

My first Wii U kept freezing, so I sent it into Nintendo for repairs.  It took over a month for them to get it back to me.  When it finally got back to me, I had found out that they did not repair the system, only that they had sent me a new one with the same problems as the last one and all of my data was gone.

To this day it still freezes off and on, for some reason when it is loading the eshop and miiverse a lot lately.  Anyone else have issues?

Is their a way yet to copy and transfer Wii U game data to another system?  I just don't want to lose my data again...    


That's because it was a software issue, not a hardware issue. Change the name of the heading, please. It is misleading. The freezes were fixed with updates that Nintendo released. Only freezing now is from the YouTube app and Splinter Cell: Blacklist multiplayer. Most of the freezes happen while online which means there are still a couple of bugs to work out. Not hardware though...


I'm not so sure about that, considering that even with the software updates, the new wii u they had sent back to me had the same issues.

Apparently I am the only one on this board with these issues, but I've looked around online and it seemed to be a common problem.



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Long story short, I bought my deluxe wii u on launch day and it was plagued with the blinking blue light of death. Turned it in to nintendo for repairs and two weeks later I received another console from them. It was unable to sync with the gamepad... Again I sent it in for repairs and another few weeks later I finally received a working wii u. Froze on me a few times since then but nothing major. Although I do recall the "street view" app or whatever it's called freezing all the time when I just wanted to check it out.

I usually didn't buy consoles during the launch window, but I made exceptions with nintendo. I never had to get any of my nintendo consoles repaired. I was shocked about getting two faulty consoles in a row. Not like nintendo at all. But I'm sure my case was extremely rare.



mikey said:
Long story short, I bought my deluxe wii u on launch day and it was plagued with the blinking blue light of death. Turned it in to nintendo for repairs and two weeks later I received another console from them. It was unable to sync with the gamepad... Again I sent it in for repairs and another few weeks later I finally received a working wii u. Froze on me a few times since then but nothing major. Although I do recall the "street view" app or whatever it's called freezing all the time when I just wanted to check it out.

I usually didn't buy consoles during the launch window, but I made exceptions with nintendo. I never had to get any of my nintendo consoles repaired. I was shocked about getting two faulty consoles in a row. Not like nintendo at all. But I'm sure my case was extremely rare.


I guess mine is too. Oh well... Its still a great system.



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FarleyMcFirefly said:
mikey said:
Long story short, I bought my deluxe wii u on launch day and it was plagued with the blinking blue light of death. Turned it in to nintendo for repairs and two weeks later I received another console from them. It was unable to sync with the gamepad... Again I sent it in for repairs and another few weeks later I finally received a working wii u. Froze on me a few times since then but nothing major. Although I do recall the "street view" app or whatever it's called freezing all the time when I just wanted to check it out.

I usually didn't buy consoles during the launch window, but I made exceptions with nintendo. I never had to get any of my nintendo consoles repaired. I was shocked about getting two faulty consoles in a row. Not like nintendo at all. But I'm sure my case was extremely rare.


I guess mine is too. Oh well... Its still a great system.

Yeah, it is a great system, but at the time I was furious with nintendo.  It was the only time I've ever complained to any kind of customer service.  I vowed to never buy one of their products again.  I got over it quickly though lol.  I need my marios, metroids, and zeldas in my life.



mikey said:
FarleyMcFirefly said:
mikey said:
Long story short, I bought my deluxe wii u on launch day and it was plagued with the blinking blue light of death. Turned it in to nintendo for repairs and two weeks later I received another console from them. It was unable to sync with the gamepad... Again I sent it in for repairs and another few weeks later I finally received a working wii u. Froze on me a few times since then but nothing major. Although I do recall the "street view" app or whatever it's called freezing all the time when I just wanted to check it out.

I usually didn't buy consoles during the launch window, but I made exceptions with nintendo. I never had to get any of my nintendo consoles repaired. I was shocked about getting two faulty consoles in a row. Not like nintendo at all. But I'm sure my case was extremely rare.


I guess mine is too. Oh well... Its still a great system.

Yeah, it is a great system, but at the time I was furious with nintendo.  It was the only time I've ever complained to any kind of customer service.  I vowed to never buy one of their products again.  I got over it quickly though lol.  I need my marios, metroids, and zeldas in my life.

I hear ya, I was furious with Nintendo too.  I will always buy their products as I too need my marios and zeldas lol, but I think that next time they launch a console I will wait a bit.



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I think I made my point. Thanks for all those Wii U owners who backed me up after my statement! Just proves our point that it was software and NOT hardware issues!