Are game saves specific to one wii console? For example if I I sold my wii and bought a wii u and played my old wii game on the wii u would the save be there of would I have to start the game again?

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    Save games are never stored to the disc, game discs are read-only. I think there's a way to back up your saves to a memory card though, which you can then plug into your new wii.
    – GnomeSlice
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 12:21
  • So i would have to start all my games again unless I transferred to old saves with an sd card? Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 12:22
  • You'll need to do a system transfer first, even if you intend to use saves from an sd card. If you want to use saves from another Wii without doing a system transfer, you'll need to mod your console, but since this borders on piracy, we won't help you do that.
    – Nolonar
    Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 13:26
  • Oh ok I didn't realise you had to do a whole system transfer Commented Mar 29, 2015 at 13:37

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The Wii discs are read only, meaning no data are stored on them, only on the Wii itself. You'll need to copy your saves from your Wii to your Wii U through the systems transfer process, and you'll need to have both systems at hand, so you cant sell your Wii before buying a Wii U.

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