Two Things the Wii U Doesn't Do

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Planning on ditching the Wii once Wii U comes out, just like you ditched the GameCube before it? Well, you might want to hold on a minute, as there's two pieces of bad news.

First up, the Wii U no longer supports GameCube discs and, by extension, hardware. As a result, if you want to play Eternal Darkness again (and you really should, it's brilliant) then you're either going to have to find an old GameCube or keep your Wii around for old time's sake.

And talking of the Wii, the Wii U will play Wii discs and use Wii accessories but, according to Giant Bomb, won't upscale them. That means outside of doing something clever with emulation, you're never going to be playing Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Mario Galaxy or Zack and Wiki: Quest for Barbaros' Treasure in HD. (What do you mean you've never heard of that last one? It's great.)

Of course, the Wii U itself is a long way off, so this situation may well change if we all sulk hard enough. Ready? And... pout.

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