May 11th, 2013

Wii U Famicom
There are several different Wii U skins out there, from old NES ones, to all sorts of colorful ways to spiff out your Wii U. The latest skin comes from Datel Japan. The Wii U GamePad faceplate skin is made in real aluminum and can be had for just $20. But sadly, so far it’s only available in Japan.

The original Famicom, or “Family Computer” was based on the NES and released only in Japan. Check out more awesome Wii U skins that are available. Then there are also the ugly faceplates as well.

Have you purchased a skin/faceplate for your Wii U? And if so, which one did you get? Let us know in the comments section!

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  • Lusunup

    aluminum?? I MUST GET IT NO MATTER WHERE ITS FROM.

  • Morits Lian

    Nintedward has been hijacked by Knowledgeiswhatisup
    Faq.

  • LopsidedPasta

    Go f*ck yourself, Nintendward

    • D.M.T

      This is someone pretending to be Nintedward. Ashley should ban this fool

      • Taken care of.

        • LopsidedPasta

          Thank you so much. Some people…

    • Nintedward

      I’ve been cloned by some weird social reject with no life. just flag him and move on….

      • LopsidedPasta

        You got it!

      • The Clockwork Being

        Yes you are the true Nintedward. Proof: 454 comments and 3 followers. The fake one has 7 comments and no followers. Sadly we will have to deal with the fake account during the weekend as Ashley isnt here during the weekend. Still these trolls have nothing on you. The same happened to Laud and might happen to the most of us, me included.

      • The_Last_Metroid

        yes, look at the difference in comments by each person

      • Taken care of. Enjoy your weekend.

        • Nintedward

          thank you , Ashley 🙂

    • LopsidedPasta

      ALL THE FAKER’S COMMENTS ARE GONE!!! But he might come for me next… or… YOU!!! (DUH DUH DUUUUUUUUHHHHHH)

  • CharmanderRulz

    The FamiCom was not based on the NES. The NES was a re-design (made in around 30 minutes by someone I can’t remember) for the English and American markets to look more business like

    Something that was cool and maybe international was how the Wii U game pad got it’s name from being like the old NES/FamiCom controllers and now it looks like one.

    • LopsidedPasta

      You would think that a website devoted to Nintendo products would have a basic understanding of Nintendo products…

    • HSN1

      More than “business-like”, they didn’t want it to look like a video game console, since at the time of its release there was a video game crash caused by a ton of consoles and trash games being thrown in the market.

      And yes, the Famicom (Japanese version of the NES) was released before, so it’s impossible for that to be based on the American/European version. The NES is just a redesign made for business purposes.

    • Adrian

      Yeah, I was about to say..

    • Levi Johansen

      The NES was made to look like a VCR of some kind, and the words “Entertainment System” was to make people think it was more than just another console.

      I still have mine fully working, and it does not play VHS-tapes, nor does it play casettes or CD’s. I feel robbed!

  • Archiq09

    I like it but it’s will say to we can customize WiiU and all constroller?

  • D.M.T

    This is a slow news day for the Wii U…

  • Chiwawa

    wtf? this isnt nintedward. it cant be.

    • Nintedward

      No it’s not. I am the one and only Nintedward. You can verify that by checking my vote count….

      There is some pathetic trolls going around on this site (and others).

      It aint gunna work though 🙂 . The only thing they achieve is making themselves look like wierd , nobody’s.

      He says he has a NNID called Nintedward ? Like I care ? the people who I know and talk to on miiverse are on my friendlist lol.

      It’s pitiful lol.

  • Henk

    Where’s the real news.. -_- xD I always love to see.read some articles!

  • Nintedward

    Epic fail , bro. People can tell that you’re a fake by checking how many votes or comments you have (which is none because you’re an un-interesting twat).

    • The Clockwork Being

      Real one here: 454 comments

  • david jarman

    Bling! Bling!

  • Gene

    Wiikest skin I have seen. Wiik skins for wiik consoles.

  • howling_wolf1334:[

    Wow!!! Amazing!!! But, sadly, only available in Japan… 🙁

  • howling_wolf1334:[

    Buuuhhh!!! You copycat!!!

  • Mason742

    skins worth it just because of anti dust build up

  • The Clockwork Being

    Impersonating trolls have appeared beware. Since the battle against the fake Lauds we though that this would never happen again. But it looks like trolls want to test us. There is a Nintedward saying he has been hacked and a Nintendo4life impersonating the real Nintendo4life. Lets see how this turns out.

  • thedeciderU

    i like this. i want it.

  • Devin Christopher Norris

    As someone who missed out on the Famicom edition of the GBA, I can appreciate this…