This Wii U has been modded to become a handheld PC, opening up the possibility of mobile Steam Streaming. Oh, and it also emulates Wii U games.
Modder Banjo Kazooie shared his project on Sudomod. Nintendo’s last-generation console has been upgraded with an Intel Compute stick, an Intel m5 processor, 4GB of RAM and a modest 64GB SSD. The screen has received an upgrade too, as the standard screen has been switched out for a 2K LCD touch display.
To go with the hardware, Banjo Kazooie loaded the modded Wii U with Windows 10. By adding Cemu, a Wii U emulator, the handheld PC is able to retain its original functionality and open up the majority of the Wii U library if you are that way inclined (we’ve written about emulating Wii U games in 4K previously).
My favorite potential use for this Wii U mod is that it opens up the ability to turn the handheld PC into a Steam In-Home Streaming device. We have previously written about potential handheld Steam Streaming devices and begged modders to turn the Nintendo Switch into a Steam Streaming machine. This Wii U mod is the next best thing.
You can see Banjo Kazooie working on the Wii U mod, below:
And, finally, here is the project up and running:
Kudos to Banjo Kazooie, you’ve made this gamer extremely jealous.