Can you boot up a brand new Wii U system using a wii mote?

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11 months ago#1
My friend might buy my wii u console for dirt cheap but it's the console only. I know the gamepad can be pricey, but do you have to have one just to start it up? Can you use a wii mote?
11 months ago#2
You need the gamepad. Tell your friend to stop being a cheapo, or don't buy it at all, its obvious he can't afford it.
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11 months ago#3
okay thanks for the answer, although he doesn't actually know that
11 months ago#4
You HAVE to have a gamepad for the initial setup, there is no way around it. And besides, if it's your Wii U, do you not remember setting it up?
11 months ago#5
You might have to do the initial setup for him. After that he shouldn't need it (unless a game specifically requires it.) It used to be that you couldn't even access the eshop without the gamepad, but thankfully Nintendo fixed that in a recent update. Keep in mind once you delete your account and games and data, you probably won't be able to get it back.
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11 months ago#6
Why not include the gamepad?
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11 months ago#7
DeathSoul2000 posted...
You HAVE to have a gamepad for the initial setup, there is no way around it. And besides, if it's your Wii U, do you not remember setting it up?


i dont remember setting up my wii u (two days before launch day in the uk) but even i knew you'd need the controller the system came with :/
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11 months ago#8
I don't actually have the gamepad, just the console nothing else, that's why I'm wondering. I have not used it in a while, and he wants to make sure it works. I know the setup requires the gamepad, but could he turn it on and hook it up to television just to be sure something comes up?
11 months ago#9
@TheSlayer1305 Why do you not have the gamepad but have the console?
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11 months ago#10
Trevor_Belmont posted...
@TheSlayer1305 Why do you not have the gamepad but have the console?

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