Can The Wii U play 3ds games?

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The layout of the screens is pretty much the exact same. A touchpad on the controller and then a primary screen. Can the Wii U play games that were released on the 3ds exclusively?

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SteveSickle89 -

No, it isn’t possible. It would have been really cool if it could though. This might have been something that prevented the Wii U from dying. Being able to play 3DS games on the big screen without having to use any altered controls is exactly what we want, but maybe there was a reason. The 3DS doesn’t exactly have the best visuals on the tiny 3DS screen. Imagine how bad these games might look on a big 55-inch screen!

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