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Wii U Famicom skin brings the retro

New Wii U faceplate skin from Datel Japan brings the retro to the Wii U.

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

      • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

        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

      • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

        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…

  • Morits Lian

    Lol

  • Guest

    Did you get hacked on your Nintendo ID or on Disqus

  • The Clockwork Being

    You’re a fake idiot. Comments: 7 and you think we will fall for that

  • The Clockwork Being

    LIAR GTFO. You are not Nintedward. YOu are telling you have been hacked right. Please explain how. Plus Nintendward is not a COD fan. HE would never insult Nintendo like you just did

  • Morits Lian

    Sure, and you.

  • The Clockwork Being

    you’re a fake. Get a life

  • LopsidedPasta

    Shut up. I’m not talking to you, you homely troll. I’m talking to the REAL members of this site.

  • The_Last_Metroid

    FAKE ONE ^

  • david jarman

    I doubt you own one. Nothing says mature like a liar.
    This guy and ninteward are people imposing as them. Which is actually illegal
    http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/12/30/california-outlaws-online-impersonation/
    http://www.internetimpersonationlaws.blogspot.com/?m=1

  • The Clockwork Being

    You are a fake the real NIntedward has more comments and has followers

  • Morits Lian

    He isn’t.

  • The Clockwork Being

    fake and gay

  • david jarman

    I don’t believe you and what you’re doing is actually illegal. http://www.internetimpersonationlaws.blogspot.com/?m=1
    If thinks people can’t catch him he/she is a fucking moron.
    Just so you know you can be arrested.
    :http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2010/12/30/california-outlaws-online-impersonation/
    I’m going to get a hold of disqus and make this a legal issue.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Nintedward if this is really you, I might just test you first? Ok?

  • Morits Lian

    You sound so serious that I almost believed you for a sec there.

  • Guest

    The first one; it’s CA lol.

  • Morits Lian

    10/10

  • Morits Lian

    You just exposed yourself.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Yeah maybe i’m over reactive but still it is possible to prove that you have been hacked. Before you’re account got hacked did you post your Nintendo ID on any other post that are now closed?

  • david jarman

    Actually, yes it is illegal look it up idiot and no he is not pretending to be reggie. However, someone IS pretending to be nintenward and is trying to ruin his rep. As for owning a wiiu your other previous comments in your history speak for themselves. I know you don’t have one. So stop lying cause you’re just being a fool. You’re the one trolling here. I’ve read you other comments fucking moron. Why don’t you get a fucking life.
    Do Microsoft a favor and shut up cause you’re making them look bad for catering to complete morons.

  • The Clockwork Being

    No Nintedward. I just wish to do anything thats possible to make people believe that you really are the real one. With enough testing and proof than it can be proven that you are no fake.

  • Morits Lian

    Only base comments can be highest on the “Best” filter.

  • david jarman

    Actually maybe you need to read the fine print asshole. It’s when you start damaging someone reputation is when it becomes a legal matter. “Grow up?” Coming from the asshole that trolls a website and wants to be friends on call of duty with the immature imposter. Kissing ass? Did you reply out of panic because someone is more intelligent then you. I say to you, ” lay down and shut up!”
    I’m ignoring you from here on out cause stupidity is contagious.