Easily communicate with faraway friends and family without the need for extra equipment – all you need is the Wii U console, Wii U GamePad and an Internet connection.

Connecting living rooms through Wii U

Gather the family around the TV and share your living room with distant friends and family. With the Wii U GamePad's built-in camera and microphone, you can easily communicate with other Wii U owners anywhere in the world.

Watch the first call ever made with Wii U Chat, featuring Nintendo Global President Satoru Iwata and Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime.


Chat comfortably on the Wii U GamePad

If you and a friend want a quick catch-up, you don't even need the TV on to use Wii U Chat. Get comfy with the Wii U GamePad and chat away from the TV.

Simple to use

Starting a conversation in Wii U Chat is easy. Just select the Mii of the registered friend you'd like to talk to, and you'll be chatting in no time!

CI_WiiU_chat_scr_02.jpg

Draw together

Have even more fun with your chat partner by drawing and writing messages to each other on the Wii U GamePad touch screen.

Be alerted to incoming chats

If you're using Wii U and a friend tries to contact you, the Wii U GamePad HOME Button will blink. Simply push the HOME Button to respond!

Use a headset

Plug a supported headset into the audio jack on your Wii U GamePad and chat away!

Learn more in the interview Iwata Asks: Wii U Chat and find out how to register friends at our Support section.