Posted by Raine Hutchens on Nov 19, 2012

Wii U User Mistakenly ‘Hacks’ System, Nintento Responds

Since the Wii U launched there have been some minor issues, but there’s one that’s stuck out as just plain odd. According to reports from NeoGAF a Wii U user claimed to have accidentally hacked into the system’s mainframe, accessing some sort of debug information. Nintendo has since responded to the issue, saying that the user only accessed a “mock up menu,” and it’s no longer accessible.

The user from NeoGAF, Trike, stated that the hack was made by pressing X over the network’s exit button. From there the user was taken into a menu that Nintendo is saying was some sort of mock back-end system. The interface page hosted what appeared to be mock usernames and forum posts, each of them repeated one after another.

The official statement from Nintendo is as follows:

“It has come to our attention that some people were able to access a mock up menu on Miiverse following the launch of Wii U in the US. Please note that this was only a mock up menu and has now been removed and is inaccessible.”

From the photos that were posted it does look like the accessed information was nothing more than what Nintendo claims it to be – a mock up menu. A lot of the information is the same, though some of the photos show what look like forum posts for game-based pages. There’s a listing for both “resident evils” and “Yoshi’s Land Wii U,” though we can’t really gather any pertinent information from that. It’s also important to note that the incident, though interesting, wasn’t malicious.


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