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Wii component, S-video, AV cords work on Wii U

Thanks for contacting us about Wii U; it's great to hear that you're looking forward to enjoying this console on launch day! Regarding your inquiry, while the bundles will only include a High Speed HDMI Cable, the console is compatible with the following cables:

Wii Component Video
Wii S-Video Stereo AV
Wii AV

These can be purchased separately and will offer additional hookup options. However, only one cable can be connected at a time; you will not see a secondary audio output on the back of Wii U.

Karen Johnson
Nintendo of America Inc.


Thanks to CrazyKernal for the heads up!

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21 Sep 2012 18:10

This is good news!
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21 Sep 2012 18:27

That's good news, since my bedroom TV doesn't have HDMI.
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21 Sep 2012 18:36

Here's a question: is the HDMI separate from audio, or does it only include it? In other words, my older HD-Ready 720p/1080i(no 1080p) TV actually uses DVI-D. I have an HDMI adapter on it, but because it's DVI, it's audio is separate(it actually shares the audio for any VGA input as well). So if I could actually afford a Wii U at some point, but not another TV on top of that, then would I NEED to just re-use my Wii's component cable, or does it allow you to use the audio from the other cable? I mean really, component should be fine since I can't get full 1080p anyway, but it would free up another component cable slot since my TV only has two. *shrug*
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21 Sep 2012 18:48

Can I use HDMI and the Headphone jack of the GamePad at the same time? I'd like to know that, because I'd much rather use my Headphones than the horrible Montior speakers....
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21 Sep 2012 19:02

Nintendo bundling in an HDMI is surprising of them... A modern standard in the box??? WHAT?!
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21 Sep 2012 20:25

MAGNUS-8M wrote:Here's a question: is the HDMI separate from audio, or does it only include it? In other words, my older HD-Ready 720p/1080i(no 1080p) TV actually uses DVI-D. I have an HDMI adapter on it, but because it's DVI, it's audio is separate(it actually shares the audio for any VGA input as well). So if I could actually afford a Wii U at some point, but not another TV on top of that, then would I NEED to just re-use my Wii's component cable, or does it allow you to use the audio from the other cable? I mean really, component should be fine since I can't get full 1080p anyway, but it would free up another component cable slot since my TV only has two. *shrug*


thats the same issue i am in.. since there is no audio out i cant use my hdmi cord since my tv has an dvi input... my plan is to attempt to pick up a new television since i cant find a converter anywhere that works the right way.
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21 Sep 2012 20:26

Shaanyboi wrote:Nintendo bundling in an HDMI is surprising of them... A modern standard in the box??? WHAT?!


thaaaat stab seems a little unnecessary..
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21 Sep 2012 20:41

@Shaanyboi
More surprising than the competition not offering a modern standard? It's like buying a Blu-ray player and it only comes with composite cables.
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21 Sep 2012 20:42

Does anyone refer to these as "cords" instead of "cables?" ?_?
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21 Sep 2012 22:50

That's good to know. Great that anybody with different televisions, old or new, isn't left out. ^_^
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21 Sep 2012 22:52

Shaanyboi wrote:Nintendo bundling in an HDMI is surprising of them... A modern standard in the box??? WHAT?!

My thoughts exactly, they should have offered composite cables instead to so everyone can play it.
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21 Sep 2012 23:18

M1 wrote:
Shaanyboi wrote:Nintendo bundling in an HDMI is surprising of them... A modern standard in the box??? WHAT?!

My thoughts exactly, they should have offered composite cables instead to so everyone can play it.



Tough decision on their part, likely that majority of consumers have an HDMI ready TV nowadays, but sure many still dont have that input....either way, some consumers will have ended up purchasing a cable....I'm happy they are offering the higher end with the console, for those that need the other versions they can probably be found for cheap.
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21 Sep 2012 23:44

M1 wrote:
Shaanyboi wrote:Nintendo bundling in an HDMI is surprising of them... A modern standard in the box??? WHAT?!

My thoughts exactly, they should have offered composite cables instead to so everyone can play it.


well, anyone with a wii still has the composite cables.. and those that dont can buy them pretty cheaply. probably cheaper than an hdmi cable
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21 Sep 2012 23:55

Lols I actually was wondering this and was going to email them about it last week too. But the day after they answered it on their facebook

https://www.facebook.com/WiiU/posts/389906291077250il

Surprised that was never posted last week lols
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22 Sep 2012 10:37

I'm more happy that the system comes with a HDMI cable. I bought my PS3 2 years ago. It didn't......
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22 Sep 2012 16:01

They announced this when they first showed the Wii U.

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