Nintendo responds to supposed Wii U hack

Company rep says "debug menu" was a "mock up" and has now been removed and made inaccessible.


Just hours after the Wii U launched in the United States yesterday, NeoGAF forum members claimed to have been accidentally granted access to the system's "debug menu." This reportedly allowed them to access a list of administrators, with options to regenerate passwords, delete accounts altogether, and even view messages from developers.

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Nintendo has now commented on the matter, telling GamesIndustry International that the screenshots posted to the forum show a "mock up" of the system's back end and it has been removed and disabled altogether.

"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," reads a line from the statement. "Please note that this was only a mock up menu and has now been removed and is not accessible."

The Wii U launched yesterday in the United States. For more, check out GameSpot's coverage of the Nintendo World launch event and reviews of Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U.

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