Quick Answer: Is The Wii U Still Getting Updates?

Is the Wii U going to be discontinued?

Wii U disappeared from retail shelves quickly when Switch came along to replace it last March.

Nintendo discontinued its production in November, 2016.

But as late as November 2017, you could buy a Wii U directly from Nintendo, either on its own online store or via eBay, for $175.

When was the last Wii U update?

Wii U system software

The Wii U Menu GUI
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelClosed source
Initial release1.0.1 / November 18, 2012
Latest release5.5.3 5.5.4 (EU only) / June 24, 2019

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Is the Wii U still worth buying?

imo if you’re buying it essentially for virtual console games then yes it’s worth it. Especially since it seems like the Switch won’t be getting a proper VC or anything more than NES games, at least in the near future.

How much is a Wii U worth now?

Expect to pay between $70 and $155, depending on model and condition.

Wii U “Buy” Prices (What you can expect to pay as of 4/1/2020)

Wii U 8GB (Basic)Wii U 32GB (Deluxe)
Amazon Current Price @ Amazon$196$220
eBay Current Price @ eBay$78$106
Decluttr Current Price @ Decluttr$181
GameStop$80$110

Can I play Wii Sports on Wii U?

Download version currently available from the Nintendo eShop. Also available from participating retailers starting July 25, 2014. Play your favorite Wii Sports™ games on the Wii U console! With Wii Sports Club, you can now take the competition online* with tennis, bowling, golf, baseball and boxing.

How long was the Wii U lifespan?

Wednesday morning, Nintendo revealed that its newest console has outsold its last one in just 10 months. The Wii U came out in 2012, and managed to sell 13.56 million units during its five-year lifespan, compared to the 14.86 million that the Switch has now sold.

Can you still buy Wii U console?

Nintendo no longer produces the Wii U, making unopened boxes shoot up in price. The Wii U might be unable to compete with the Xbox One and PS4 in raw power, but it’s a console packed with some unique features and good ideas.

Is Wii better than Wii U?

Besides the length, which is a noticeable change in the Nintendo’s next-generation game console, the Wii U is much more powerful than its predecessor, plus it’s backward-compatible with Wii games, which is not possible with the Wii. And the best thing about the Wii U is that it’s the first video console to support HD.

How much is a used Wii U worth at GameStop?

Nintendo Switch trade-in values

ConsoleTrade-in valuePowerUp Rewards bonus
ConsoleTrade-in valuePowerUp Rewards bonus
Nintendo Wii U 8GB$75.00$50.00
Nintendo Wii U 32GB$120.00$50.00
Nintendo Wii System – Original White$20.00$20.00

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How much do Wii U games sell for?

Wii U PriceCharting Index

TitleLoose PriceCIB Price
Wii Sports Club$37.21$43.30
Zelda Twilight Princess HD [amiibo Bundle]$39.96$49.62
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U$19.99$24.99
New Super Luigi U$15.99$20.63

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Do Wii controllers work on Wii U?

Yes, regular Wiimotes are supported by the Wii-U. The Wii U console is capable of supporting two Wii U GamePad controllers, up to four Wii Remote (or Wii Remote Plus) controllers or Wii U Pro Controllers, and Wii accessories such as the Nunchuk, Classic Controller and Wii Balance Board.

Can you play Wii U Sports Club offline?

When you join a club, you can play as a member of that club. Tennis allows you to play an online game, an offline game (similar to the old Wii Sports, where you can play against the computer or with local players), or training.

Can you play Wii games on Wii U without Wii Remote?

The ONLY time you can play Wii games on the Wii U without a Wiimote is on certain games that supported a Classic controller when downloaded from the Wii U eShop. Well, many 2nd hand stores will have Wii motes for sale, given how popular the Wii was.

Can you still buy digital games on Wii U?

Your Wii U console must be connected to the Internet to download games. The downloaded game can only be played on the console it is downloaded to. Due to the large data size of these games, it may take some time for the game to download.

Can you play Wii U without sensor bar?

Anything that can be played using only a gamepad and proof controllers will be fine without the sensor bar. The moment you require a Wii remote then you need that bar.

Can a Wii work without a sensor bar?

If you’ve misplaced your Wii sensor bar or damaged it for whatever reason, there’s a way to continue using your Wii without a sensor bar. The reason why this works is because the Wii Remote relies on infrared lights to keep track of its position, and the candles’ flames emit them.

Can you hack a Wii U?

As the Wii U is no longer Nintendo’s key games console, less and less software is set to be released for it. If you want to keep your Wii U useful, you need to hack it with homebrew. This approach is nothing new. The Wii U’s predecessor, the Nintendo Wii, could be hacked in a similar way.

What is the latest Wii U firmware?

Wii U system software

The Wii U Menu GUI
Working stateDiscontinued
Source modelClosed source
Initial release1.0.1 / November 18, 2012
Latest release5.5.3 5.5.4 (EU only) / June 24, 2019

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