Is the Wii U a different console than the regular Wii?
Yes, the Nintendo Wii is a different console than the Nintendo Wii U. The graphics on the Wii U is improved (HD quality) and has more features than the original Wii (Miiverse, eShop) . Therefore, the original Wii cannot play Wii U games.
Of course not they are both completely different consoles. I know 3DS is compatible with the DS. And the Wii is compatible with the gamecube. The DS is a handheld and the Wii U is a home console. Hand held and Home console does not mix. The wii u looks as it plays hand held games but it's a home console. The Wii U console needs to stream games to the controller.
No. The Nintendo Wii U is a brand new eighth-generation console. The GamePad tablet that comes with it is the actual controller for it, not the system or a peripheral. It cannot be used on a Wii as it is a different console-it's like trying to use a Wiimote on the GameCube. The Wii U Pro is a controller without the screen.
there is no installation in the virtual console. to purchase a wii virtual console game, you will need a wii points card. then go to the wii shop channel click redeem wii points card, then tap in the code. then click on virtual console, select a game. select buy, it will download the game, then it will appear on your wii menu! hope this helps ;)
All Wii Virtual Console and WiiWare games are playble on the Wii U by launching into the Wii Menu. (This can be selected from the Wii U menu.) From the Wii Menu, you will have access to the Wii Shop channel and its full library. As well, if you currently have a Wii, all your virtual console and WiiWare titles can be transferred to your Wii U.
The Wii U virtual console will be available later in 2013, although virtual console games have started to be released on the eShop as a promotion. As well, virtual console games can be bought from the Wii Shop and played from within the Wii Menu. When these games launch on the Wii U's eShop, you can upgrade any Wii Virtual Console titles you own to the Wii U version at a price. (Currently $1 for…