The instruction manual which comes with Wii U states exactly how you transfer data from your existing Wii console to your shiny new Wii U. First, you need to insert an SD card into your Wii U to initiate the process using the console’s Wii System Transfer. After doing this process you need to put the same SD card into your Wii, and download another transfer application from the Wii Shop Channel. This application will transfer data to the card that must be placed back into Wii U when prompted. This is when the Wii data is moved to Wii U and deleted from the SD card. Data that can be transferred includes:

  • Wii Software save data
  • WiiWare and save data
  • Virtual Console titles and save data
  • Add-on content
  • Wii Points
  • Wii Shop Channel activity
  • Mii characters

88 Comments »

    • Overexcitement can be bad for your health because it can, and not limited to :
      – Attitude
      – Lack of sleep
      – Lack of concentration
      – etc.

      Like

  1. It’s a horrible process. Not user-friendly at all. This was one of the biggest shortcomings of the Wii and Nintendo’s network.

    Hopefully the Wii U will be able to store any purchase info to your Nintendo ID and if your Wii U is stolen or broken you can just redownload any items you have purchased on a new console without the hassle.

    As for save-data, maybe they can introduce cloud saves somewhere down the line. Or if you can transfer saves to SD cards, hopefully you can use those saves on a new system with the same account .

    Like

  2. Will the Wiiware games still be able to purchase on Wii U’s store? I still need to get a couple of games.

    Btw, finally got all the star coins for worlds 1-8 in NSMBW. (Got the game a couple months back) Now just need to get star coins for world 9 then i could start playing NSMBU :) Levels 7 and 8 in world 9 are so hard though.

    Like

    • Unless you like seeing all of the circles filled in, don’t bother. All you get is a little song and dance from Mario and a pat on the back from the game. No features or more levels or any other reward to speak of. Easily one of the biggest letdowns of my gaming life.

      Like

    • Oh man world nine was a blast to get through it really is mind bogglingly tough. Me and my brothers got really good at the game beat it all the way through 6 times. As for the person below dont listen to him he dosent understand the fun in getting all the star coins.

      Like

  3. Ugh, wifi? I disconnected my Wii from online ages ago, and putting it back on it a pain…all the games are slow down anyway, Castlevania is so slow, the music doesnt sound half as good

    Like

  4. What happens if the content installed on your original Wii is a bunch of homebrew installed VC/Wiiware titles and -not- from the shop itself?

    That is the question.

    Like

  5. Well this kind of sucks. I was going to trade in my Wii at the same time that I went in to purchase my Wii U. Guess that won’t work now. Lame.

    Like

  6. I hope this means we can pick and choose- I only want my most played games taking up my Wii U memory- plus, I don’t want it to try and move over the Homebrew channel and brick my shiny new Wii U.

    Like

  7. This is what it should’ve been like between the DSi and 3DS models…I know certain retailers may let you transfer data in store if you’re trading in your old DS for a newer one, but they should let you do it assuming you haven’t got the new one yet, and that when you get the new one you won’t have the old one anymore

    Like

  8. I’ll be interested to see what this process does to the source Wii. With my 3DS transfer the source unit wiped its own memory and went back to factory reset.

    Like

    • otro idiota! la consola la pagas UNA SOLA VEZ! el internet es un contrato mensual! Acaso la gente no entiende la diferencia de entre estos tipos de pagos? No es lo mismo pagar $400 de un solo a pagar $100 mensuales! Diablos! Ademas, dependiendo del pais de donde eres, el internet puede llegar a ser bastante caro, la gente debe dejar de asumir que el internet cuesta lo mismo o siempre es barato solo por que en su pais asi lo es!

      Like

  9. Reblogged this on hypersonic55 and commented:
    I’m just glad that Nintendo did finda a way to transfer the Wii data to the Wii U because if that hadn’t I think I would have imploded, a lot of that game data can’t be redone for me because some of those games I no longer own. But anyways I can’t wait to transfer my data, bring on the Wii U!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s