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I'm looking to buy the Wii U, and one of the major draws of it for me is transferring the virtual console games from a previous Wii. I've actually given the Wii to a relative, so I'd like to know what is involved with the process of transferring virtual console games from the Wii to the Wii u.
Do I need the physical Wii to do so? Do I only need information about the Wii (e.g. serial number)? Or would control of my nintendo store account be enough to re-download the virtual console games?
Dec 1, 2012 at 23:18
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You require the physical Wii and an SD card to move everything over. Note that this is a "move", not a "copy"; everything that gets put on the Wii U will be deleted from the Wii.
Important! You will need to have both the Wii U and Wii on hand to perform a system transfer.
If I transfer my games from Wii to Wii U, can I keep the games on both hardware?
Once the games are transferred from Wii to Wii U, the games are no longer usable on the Wii hardware.
I forgot to transfer my digital games before I traded in my hardware, can I get these games back?
Once the console is traded, we have no way to retrieve the data.
What Data is Transferred During a Wii to Wii U System Transfer, and what data is not Transferred?
The following is transferred during the system transfer process between a Wii and Wii U:
Wii Software Save Data
WiiWare and Save Data
Virtual Console titles and Save Data
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