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Connecting Wii U to the Internet opens up a vast world of content for you to enjoy. Discover games you won't find anywhere else, available to purchase quickly and easily through Nintendo eShop.

Wii U Basic Pack: Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download this game from Nintendo eShop.


Games by the bucketload

Nintendo eShop is your one-stop shop for downloading software on Wii U. Whether you're looking for the latest hits or past gems that may have passed you by, you're sure to find something to make your day!

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Straightforward shopping

Purchasing content from Nintendo eShop is easy. Add funds using a credit card or Nintendo eShop Card, find the game you'd like to purchase, and download away!

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Get updated

To gain access to Nintendo eShop and the fun world of online gaming, you'll first need to perform a system update.

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There's plenty in store

As well as being chock-full of the hottest games to download, Nintendo eShop on Wii U also lets you check out videos, read user ratings, and much more.


Take your game online

Take on other players from all over the globe through Nintendo Network. Look for the Nintendo Network logo, your ticket to a world of online entertainment!

Easier downloads

Performing a system update allows data for purchased software, system updates and software updates to be downloaded and installed automatically – even after the console has been turned off!

Now even more convenient

By redeeming a download code on the web, your console can start downloading your software, so it’s ready to go when you want to play!

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Automatically receive software

Wii U can automatically receive software demos and recommended titles from Nintendo, distributed through SpotPass. You never know what might be waiting for you the next time you turn on your console! This feature can be enabled or disabled within the Internet section of System Settings.


PIKMIN Short Movies

The Pikmin are usually only encountered in the realm of video games, but on this occasion they have been plucked from their natural environment and thrown into the world of computer animation!