Nintendo Explains How to Transfer Your Data from Wii to Wii U


With the Wii U just around the corner many people are wondering what will happen to their current data they have sat inside their lovable Wii. Well Nintendo have explained how to go about transferring that data across to your Wii U in an easy, time-saving manner.

Speaking to 1-Up, Bill Trinen of Nintendo of America spoke of the data switch and if you’ve recently transferred your 3DS data to your 3DS XL then you might be familiar with it.

“You were able to transfer your DSi content over to 3DS, and now you’re able to do that from 3DS to 3DS XL. So because of the nature of the content in the shop, it’s going to probably be a similar process compared to 3DS to 3DS XL.”

And here’s how to do it:

“Essentially you’ll have your Wii and you’ll have your Wii U. Those two will connect and the data transfer will happen and you’ll transfer the SD card over. Then you’ll have access to the digital content that you downloaded for Wii and you can play that on Wii U. And of course all the Wii software itself will be backwards compatible.”

So it’s a simple case of transferring via your SD card. This is good news to anyone worried about having to spend ages re-downloading all that content they’ve collected over the years!

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