Nov 7th, 2012

Nintendo has previously said that the very first thing people will see when they boot up the Wii U is the Miiverse Mii Plaza, which shows what your friends are currently doing. Now Nintendo has given that “place” an official name: it will be called the WaraWara Plaza. “WaraWara” is a Japanese word that roughly translates into “bustling”. The plaza will allow you to see what your friends are playing, what they’re saying, etc. Nintendo has released a new video showcasing the WaraWara Plaza and its features. The video also showcases Wii U Chat, with Satoru Iwata and Reggie Fils-Aime video chatting from around the world. You can also draw on the GamePad while chatting, which looked like a very cool feature.

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  • Jetty

    They can name it anything they want, no more Friend Codes!!!! Thanks Nintendo!!!!

    • somebody


      • dr scoobie

        without broadband my plaza will be empty.

        “All by myself!!!!
        dont wanna be, all by myself!”

        i hope we get to customise our miis
        more than every other companys combined.

  • ………………..

    Wii U Is Cool !

    • AKA-Link77

      Dam! Right it is!!

    • Your Mom

      Duhhurhurh (sorry it’s just that 1 look at the wii u and you want to marry it just kidding). The thing is a total boss

      • edward montgomery

        Just dont get butt hurt when you all see how bad the wii u is

        • Lazyboy88

          Nothing bad about it yet and i’m confident that there will never be..

        • Thepokemonmaster

          Don’t get butt hurt when you find out you (edward montgomery) are wrong.

        • trashz

          And you sir, better not get butt hurt when Wii U blows the PS3 and Xbox 360 out of the water.

        • TheDavyStar

          And you don’t get your butt hurt when you see how that comment affected your image.

        • MujuraNoKamen

          Care to explain at all or are you being a troll?

        • Bb

          He won’t get butt hurt because the wii u is a boss.

        • NOAT



      Yeah, it really does seem like they have listened to the gamers and tried making the U the best it can be for them and us…

  • WanowZuk

    Nintendo’s least awkward representative. ^_^

  • Leeroy


    • WanowZuk

      Go home Leeroy Jenkins.
      You’re drunk.

      • Leeroy

        But I am at home:(

    • Leeroy

      Why did this get so down voted? I’m happy something good is coming to wii u nd I am showing it to you guys.:(

      • WanowZuk

        Don’t be easily offended Leeroy; you were just a bit… I don’t know… annoying.

      • Angus Young

        The reason it got down voted is because they CAN down vote it.So if they don’t like what you have to say they just click thumbs down.

        • LazerK

          Right.Now play me that kick ass guitar solo Angus

    • deadmansam

      god dammit leeroy

      • Leeroy

        HA!!!!!!!!! I lold at that!

  • Asiancake

    Nintendo like a buas

  • John

    I’m not sure but I think that’s just the Japanese version, not the US.

    • Your Mom

      Oh my gosh Watson your right (says it in Sherlock homes voice).

  • Amherst

    I’m really surprised that they kept that name, to be honest. Fitting for Japan but a bit of a head scratcher for those that outside of the country who may not know the meaning behind it.

    • nintendofreak

      sound cool like a….japanese version of cowabunga

    • Alienfish

      You know there’s going to be some sort of text describing the word when you’re setting up the system. Now I’ll have something else to say besides hustle and bustle and people will actually get my meaning.

  • BananaPwnz

    WaraWara Plaza? That’s such a cool and fun name! It just rolls off you’re tongue. It has so many fun things added to it, another reason why Nintendo will always be kings of creativity in gaming history! Wii U is going to be great, i cant wait to pick one up Nov. 18. Nintendo FTW!

    • smashninja22

      I know right such a fun name to say I don’t know why so many don’t like it

    • Josh

      Cool and fun? I have a minor speech difficulty and it is near impossible for me to say! It sounds like Wawawawa when I try and say it πŸ™

      • Treebeard


  • ZeldaFreak4Life

    just saying .. but saw this somewhere else like a day ago lol

    • rp17


  • NoPUNintendo

    I enjoyed this so much. The Chat looks like fun. Chatting with a random stranger/friend you just meet from a match of some online multiplayer game? Heck yes

    • rp17

      Still less awkward the Iwata-Reggie conversion.

      • rp17

        *than the Iwata-Reggie conversation*

    • Noteak

      that’s not gonna turn out to be bad at all *sarcastically*

  • Nintendon’t

    That chat between Reggie and Iwata has to be one of the most awkward conversations I saw in my life…

    • lakersfan

      Yeah, you know it’s getting awkward when Reggie’s matter-of-factly states, “I love Wii U”. It’s not like he would’ve been fired or anything if he’d said, “Wii U’s okay, but bring on the 720!”

  • Joesatmoes

    R.I.H Friend Codes.

  • Kirbymon123

    Pause at 1:55, you can see the gamepad interface πŸ™‚ it looks cool, like the wii and 3ds interface had a baby.

  • Grodus

    This console is going to be awesome.

  • NintendoMan :D

    I’m so excited I can’t feel excitement. Is that possible? πŸ˜›

  • 30yearsofnintendogaming

    is it just me or this is just a bit like gamecube music

  • Linskarmo

    The WaraWara plaza looks great. So does the chat. Anyone else like Iwata’s Mii?

  • Elite

    Going to be honest, i will never touch this.

  • The_Lump

    i like the name, but its too long, not that easy to say quickly and doesnt really roll of the tongue. I suspect most will simply call it the “plaza”

  • NintendoGMR95

    Man” this is gonna be one of my favorite things to do on my Wii U. πŸ™‚

    Man” can’t wait almost 9″ more days left! πŸ™‚

  • xdlugia

    WaraWara? Please call it something else, that name is even worse than WiiU.
    WaraWara sounds like a very japanese name, but not so much every other place…

  • NintendoGMR95

    Also i like the Music for it! it suits it pretty well.

    • DerikGotro64

      I really like the music too. Reminds me of the dreamcast in a way. Very relaxing.

  • NintendoGMR95

    Man” the Wii U comes out in almost 9 days! so stoked πŸ™‚

  • DerikGotro64

    Totally awesome!! I really like the plaza theme and the video chat is gonna be fun.
    The conversation with Iwata and Reggie was funny but hey was pretty much a demonstration of what video chat can do.

  • nintendoododo

    omg. I saw this yesterday already. I can’t wait.

  • WarioForever

    Wow, this actually looks amazing (Wii U chat).
    One problem, I just realized that Wii U’s launch day (18,11) is on Sunday.
    Who is going to store on Sunday? Even if is Wii U, no, I wouldn’t go!

  • Yamiryuu Zero

    I’m surprised that NoA agreed to let the name in Japanese! As far as I’ve seen of NoA, nothing Japanese comes to America!

  • eli

    11 days to buy it…..hope they have it 2 days after release!

  • Montrhuntr

    I hope that music is the actual WiiU warawara music… Its so peaceful

  • Waluigi Bros.

    It’ll probably be called something else in North America.

  • Ninteggedon

    cool….. but i wont be callin it warawaraplaza… ill probably call it wii plaza, u plaza or mii plaza

  • Daddy Oh

    OK So I was just called by the retailer I pre ordered my deluxe set from. They told me they were notified by Nintendo and told no Deluxe sets are being shipped to Canada for launch!!! Called Nintendo directly and they would not confirm or deny.

  • Hibill18

    Just wondering, but does the WaraWara plaza only show people you’re friends with or does it show anyone playing the games?

  • Madmagican

    WaraWara Plaza… sort of just rolls off the tongue doesn’t it?

    • Ben2

      I don’t like it, it sounds weird and it takes a lot of work to say “WaraWara”.

  • Ben2

    JUST NINE MORE DAYS UNTIL WIIU COMES OUT!!!!! WAHOO, KANFETTI, NOISE MAKERS, AND FIREWORKS!!!!!!! alright… I should have saved that for launch day.

  • MujuraNoKamen


  • Wii U Lover

    No Headphones! πŸ™‚

  • …?

    WaraWara Plaza? Seriously?