Wii U is a high-definition video gaming console and includes the Wii U GamePad controller. The Wii U GamePad offers an integrated second screen and can also be used independently of the TV set with certain software.
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Anyone can use the Wii U.
Wii U has Parental Controls settings that enable you to restrict the download and use of certain Wii U content and features on a per user basis.
You can place limitations on the following features:
To access these controls, you can:
Right: examples of the Wii U menu screen and the Wii U Parental Controls screen.
You can find more information about Wii U Parental Controls at Nintendo's Parents page.
Wii U includes a Wii U Internet Browser. Wii U owners can access the internet on their system using an existing internet connection. Parents are advised that if they wish to restrict their child’s access to the internet via a Wii U console they can use the Internet Browser restriction in the Parental Controls Settings by following the instructions provided above.
Wii U contains a Wii Menu that is compatible with nearly all Wii games and accessories. To configure the parental controls settings for the Wii Menu, on the parental controls settings screen tap Wii Menu Settings or press the X Button and follow the onscreen instructions.
*Miiverse is Nintendo's online gaming community that lets players around the world use their personalised Mii characters to share experiences, discuss games, post community messages, and discover new content. Players who enter Miiverse will see games, applications or entertainment content of interest to them or their friends.
Choose Miiverse friends wisely. Friend registrations can be restricted by the Wii U system's Parental Controls. For the protection of younger users, friend requests are not possible for users aged 12 and under. Users aged 12 and under can make friends on Wii U outside Miiverse by entering each other's Nintendo Network IDs in the Friend List on the Wii U Menu.
More information about Miiverse is available at the Miiverse page on this website.
If you see content that presents a credible risk to your or another's safety, please contact the Australian Police by phoning 000. If contacted by the Police or other law enforcement agency, Nintendo will work with them directly on their investigation.
If you want to speak with someone about cyberbullying, you can contact Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800, or at the Kids Helpline website.
To defriend someone, you can select remove friend within the Friend List.
Within Miiverse, you can go to the friend's profile screen, touch friend and then select remove friend under the pull-down menu.
Blocking a user in Miiverse will prevent that user from sending you friend requests and they will also be unable to comment on your posts. To block a user, you can select Block from the user's profile screen.
Once purchased, the Wii U is free to use.
Though some of the available content (such as downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop) costs money, the Nintendo Network itself is a free service.
A wireless access point and broadband internet connection are required and internet usage charges may apply. Please consult with your Internet Service Provider (ISP).
Through the Nintendo eShop, you can purchase and download games and applications (subject to Parental Controls settings).