Here’s something neat from Nintendo, Super Mario Galaxy 2 for the Wii U Virtual Console will access your original Wii save file if you transferred your data from Wii to Wii U. Kinda handy if you were in the middle of completing the game on the Wii, but never got around to finishing it. Let me tell you, it’s well worth finishing if you get the chance.
Thanks, Shuhei Yoshida
It seems as though a small number of users are reporting frustrating problems when trying to download the Wii version of Super Mario Galaxy 2 to their external USB hard drives. The users that have encountered the problems say that the game causes a black screen and crashing. As I mentioned before this is only happening to small number of users, but they’re advising people to download the game to the system memory rather than your external hard drive. Have you encountered this issue with Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii on the Wii U?
Nintendo has announced today that you’ll be able to download Wii games on your Wii U via the Nintendo eShop. To kick start this new feature Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be the first title available to download.
The Wii is home to some fantastic titles so it’s a hard job compiling a top ten list of the best video games to grace the platform. Game Trailers have done just that and while the list might be controversial for some, they’re bound to have listed one of your favourites. Without further ado, here’s the publications best Wii games.
10. Super Smash Bros Brawl
09. Mario Kart Wii
08. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
07. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
06. Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
05. Donkey Kong Country Returns
04. Xenoblade Chronicles
03. Super Mario Galaxy
02. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
01. Super Mario Galaxy 2
Sellers on popular online site eBay are currently selling reprinted editions of Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn on the Wii. They are genuine copies from Nintendo that are marked with a 2014 release date. If you’re after the game then be prepared to fork out $79 for the privilege of owning Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn.
On Dec. 22, Nintendo won a patent case in a federal court in Seattle. Judge Robert S. Lasnik found that Nintendo’s Wii system does not infringe two patents asserted against Nintendo by UltimatePointer, LLC. Judge Lasnik also found a number of UltimatePointer’s claims invalid, and decided, as a result of these decisions, that no trial is needed.
Judge Lasnik’s decision follows earlier decisions for Nintendo by Chief Judge Leonard Davis of the Eastern District of Texas, which occurred before the case was transferred to Seattle. Judge Davis similarly held that Nintendo did not infringe certain asserted claims and that others were invalid.
“We are very pleased with these decisions, which confirmed Nintendo’s position from the beginning – we do not, nor have we ever, infringed these patents,” said Richard Medway, Nintendo of America’s vice president and deputy general counsel. “The result in this case, once again, demonstrates that Nintendo will continue to vigorously defend its innovations against patent lawsuits, even if it must do so in multiple courts and commit significant resources to defend itself. Nintendo continues to support reform efforts to reduce the unnecessary and inefficient burden patent cases like this one place on technology companies in the United States.”
News publication Forbes recently had the opportunity to sit down with Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime to discuss the all-important holiday season. During the interview Reggie talks about the difference between the Wii U and its rivals, the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can watch the interview, above.