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Is your Wii U dying of loneliness?

black Wii U system in a glass display case with the Nintendo Switch beside it and the tv-game 15 under it. The Wii U gamepad with screen is sitting on top of the Wii U system. a famicom and super famicom are on the bottom right.
Wii U system on display at the Nintendo Store in NYC. Note the melting joystick — I wonder if it still works… | Image: Umar Shakir / The Verge

Thinking of dusting off your Wii U real quick before the eShop goes down forever so you can nab a digital copy of Wii Party U while you still can? Well, hopefully, your Wii U is of sound health. Wii U owners on forums and Reddit are finding that their systems aren’t working anymore, with errors many owners suspect are linked to leaving them sitting unused for a long period, as Exputer reports.

The issue seems to have come to light based on an account of NeoGAF forums member cireza, whose friend booted up a Wii U system after a long while and got error code 160-0103 on the Game Pad screen, which points to an issue with the on-board memory. Some Twitter users are also reporting the issue. And a similar error 160-2155 was also reported by…

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