This story is over 5 years old.


Someone Turned a Wii U Into a PC That Emulates Wii U

If it’s not broke, break it open and turn it into a PC I guess.

Today in taking the long way around: Gaming modder Banjo Kazooie stuffed a Windows 10 OS into a Wii U, and used it to emulate the Wii U.

Kazooie posted the full list of build materials and specs on Sudomod, a message board for mod enthusiasts. It features a LCD screen with full touch screen support, and Intel m5 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 64GB SSD. Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, battery monitoring software and light-up LED joysticks are thrown in because why the hell not. The battery lasts for about two hours.

He shows the whole thing off by playing what looks like New Super Mario Bros. U, and it looks pretty slick in action.

As Hackaday points out, loading it with Windows 10 plus Cemu, a Wii U emulator, ensures that none of the console's original functionality is lost in the process of turning it into a handheld PC. So you can play games in between writing emails in a meeting or whatever it is you want to do on a Windows 10 machine.