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Wii U System Update Available Adds Amiibo Functionality

We’ve just got a new Wii U system update and it’s available to download now. Additional functionality includes support for Amiibo in System Settings. You probably guessed it, but there’s also improvements to system stability and other minor adjustments. Here’s the official patch notes courtesy of Nintendo of America.

Changes to System Settings:

amiibo Settings has been added to System Settings. amiibo Settings allows users to register an amiibo owner and nickname, delete data written to an amiibo by supported software, or reset an amiibo

Improvements to system stability and usability:

Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience

51 thoughts on “Wii U System Update Available Adds Amiibo Functionality”

    1. Wii Mode never had any VC GameCube support and the GameCube optical disc function is taken out with Wii Optical Disc in its place. I just hope Nintendo will surprise us with the sudden GameCube VC launch along with N64 very soon.

      1. I could play the VC games on my Wii with the Game Cube controller. Why can’t I do the same in Wii U’s Wii mode?

        And TBH, I prefer much more the Wii U getting support to the GameCube discs (since it already supports Wii discs) than a proper said GameCube VC, I have my discs right here, I intend to buy more GCN games, and I don’t want to depend of my old Wii to play these games.

          1. Will the Gamecube controller work on Wii VC if you brought the plug for the Wiimote? If it does that may be the better deal. And with wavebird just set the Wiimote where ever you want it.

      2. Why can’t they bring N64 tittles to the Wii U VC? That can’t be hard to do. It also would be nice if Pro controller could work the Wii VC. But you know it’s what Reggie said, to focus on new games. So it’s not too bad I can still play N64 tittles. But it would be nice if it was all under one OS. If only Gamecube disk wasn’t small..damn.

        1. Wait second. Can Nintendo just redesign the Gamepad to take in Gamecube tittles. Like a slot for the Gamecube Disk in the future. It’s tiny enough. Sure it would be expensive but it would be slick. You could take your gamepad to wherver you want with a Gamecube slot. That idea would be epic. Nintendo should sell Gamepads with Gamecube slots. And it wouldnt affect 3Ds sales.

  1. Sadly I don’t have Wii U -_-
    At least I have a 3DS and in a few weeks will have Ocarina of Time. I wish I could work to have money ‘-‘

    1. Just finish school, study a profession, and get yourself a good job. That way you won’t have to worry about money when it comes to enjoying gaming.

    2. That’s the spirit, way to stay optimistic there anonymous. Who knows maybe you’ll get a wii u for Christmas and be enjoying what it has to offer with the rest of us!

      1. bad link. and you do realize amibo has hardware within itself. your basically paying for a usb stick, the figure being free,

            1. Damn THIS SITE SUCKS!! don’t click the link, copy the entire link then paste it into a new page. Damned sickr and his stupid rules -.-

  2. Actually ten days! even more exciting! Can’t wait to be pac-man it would have been cool though if they could’ve made mrs. pacman as an alternate skin, you know kinda like robin and female robin.

    1. Mrs. Pac-men was already used in a game, if they let more characters more than once breaking the rule like the Mario Kart 8 DLC tracks, then maybe but i dont know, this is smash bros, not mario kart, but maybe the rule will break in smash bros 5

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