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!

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.