Automotive Deals HPCC Shop Women's Clothing Learn more Discover it Pink Floyd Fire TV Stick Sun Care Handmade school supplies Shop-by-Room Amazon Cash Back Offer TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection TarantinoCollection  Amazon Echo  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Echo Dot  Amazon Tap  Amazon Echo Introducing new colors All-New Kindle Oasis AutoRip in CDs & Vinyl Water Sports
Customer Discussions > Video Games forum

Wii VC to Wii-U Transfer Question


Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-17 of 17 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 10:41:56 AM PST
Lucanus says:
So I have a SD card with Wii VC games on it. I know I need an SD card to transfer those games to the U. Does the transfer SD card need to be empty or can I use the one with games already on it?

Thanks in advance. :)

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:06:23 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
You can use the one with games on there as long as there is 512 MB of free space. The games stored on there will NOT transfer over...only the ones stored on the Wii memory itself (stupid decision, I know). However, all your licenses transfer over whether or not the software is actually on the Wii system, so you can redownload everything you've purchased.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 11:07:28 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 11:07:39 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
Oh, and Wii apps such as Nintendo Channel, Everybody Votes Channel, etc. are not compatible with the Wii U. And the only actual game that I had that wasn't compatible was LostWinds.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:36:55 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Wow, that is rather stupid. So basically I am going to be redownloading a bunch of games? That sucks, but I can live with it. The Wii doesn't have enough space to hold my games, hence the SD card in the first place.

Thanks. :)

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 11:39:21 AM PST
McAwesomeo says:
If your Wii is having issues, you can have the transfer blocked and have to pay nintendo to fix it. However this isn't going to be an issue for most people.

http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2012/11/how-nintendo-drm-trapped-400-of-downloaded-games-on-my-failing-wii/

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 11:42:34 AM PST
Lucanus says:
I was just hoping since my SD card has the games already on it... another quick question, my Wii will no longer be able to play VC titles right? Even if I disconnet from the internet and pop the SD card back in?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:43:49 AM PST
M Lewis says:
I saw something on the Wii U about a download manager. I can't say for sure as I haven't tested it yet but it may allow you to download stuff in the background.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:52:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 11:52:55 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
No. You won't be able to use any of them on your Wii. Those crafty Pikmin made sure to put them on the Wii U permanently.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:55:01 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 11:55:34 AM PST
Lucanus says:
Even if I have a second SD card with those games and I disconnect the Wii from the internet? Or perhaps wipe the Wii memory clean? I'd really, really like to have my VC games on both. If I can't, I see no reason to keep my Wii. I might as well trade it in for $20.

Oh and this is complete BS on Nintendo's part. Color me very annoyed.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 11:57:06 AM PST
So if I do the transfer procedure it wipes the Wii memory? That won't work because my wife still uses the Wii for WiiFit and she would not be okay with losing her progress in that.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 11:58:08 AM PST
GarionOrb says:
I don't know if save data goes out though. I think you can still keep using it.

But since your licenses for purchased content transfers to the Wii U, you can't use software with the Wii. It makes sense, even if it does suck for gamers.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 12:03:18 PM PST
Lucanus says:
I don't get the logic, not when I bought those games legally. I might just hack the crap out of my Wii then. The trade in value is nothing worth caring about.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 12:14:26 PM PST
The Drizzle says:
It wont let you transfer without an internet connection.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 12:18:36 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2012 12:20:05 PM PST
Lucanus says:
Yeah I know. I meant after I transfer. I have two SD cards, both with the same exact VC games on them. I was thinking about using the one SD to card to transfer to the U. Once that is complete, wipe the Wii back to factory settings, keep off the internet and load the second SD card. I thought the VC games read into the serial number of the Wii. If I wipe it back to factory settings than it won't have that transfer utility anymore, but the serial number will still be the same.... I am going to give it a try, no idea if it will work. If it doesn't work, I have zero use for my old Wii. Overall this is a shame, given I wanted to leave my Wii hooked up to a smaller TV to play VC games on. Though hopefully Nintendo will let the Gamepad play VC games and it won't matter anyway.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 12:26:38 PM PST
GarionOrb says:
"I don't get the logic, not when I bought those games legally."

Sure, you bought the games legally...but what's to stop you from turning around and selling/giving away your Wii to someone else with all the games still in it. Nintendo wants their cut, lol.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2012 2:30:26 PM PST
M Lewis says:
You could save the save files for any games that don't have an internet component (those with an internet component are usually locked) on an SD card and recopy them to the Wii after the transfer. I think Wii Fit should work that way.

I'm still keeping the Wii for the kids and Gamecube games.

Posted on Nov 20, 2012 2:41:51 PM PST
"I might just hack the crap out of my Wii then."

This is what "some people" are doing. They are using their Xenoblade hacked Wii as a way to play emulated ROMs on their big TV. Now ROMs are illegal, but these mysterious people used to own a load of old NES/SNES/Genesis games, so it's justifiable (if a bit grey).
‹ Previous 1 Next ›
[Add comment]
Add your own message to the discussion
To insert a product link use the format: [[ASIN:ASIN product-title]] (What's this?)
Prompts for sign-in
 


Recent discussions in the Video Games forum

  Discussion Replies Latest Post
OT: Sweet Christmas! Trailer for Marvel's Luke Cage. 11 17 minutes ago
OT: Stranger Things on Netflix 40 38 minutes ago
OT: Democratic National Convention and the rest of the stink coming out of Philadelphia this week 234 1 hour ago
Game Series Besides Gears Of War That Need To End... 4 1 hour ago
Who else will abandon the sinking ship known as Sony? 1 1 hour ago
Game sequels that you wanted to see that never made it... 66 1 hour ago
OT: Anti-Semitism runs rampant in the Democratic Party as Hank Johnson compares Jews in Israel to "termites" 52 1 hour ago
Sony is the only one that lack any money making IP's 130 1 hour ago
OT: Dozens Killed in Mass Stabbing at Facility for the Disabled in Japan 5 1 hour ago
1986 NES review; The D-Pad is "a major handicap". Look at Sega Master System or Atari 7800 instead 36 2 hours ago
Destiny VGF Clan v6.0 6543 2 hours ago
Ouch! Gamestop Now Offering $200.00 Trade For PS4 And $50.00 For Xbox One. 29 3 hours ago
 

This discussion

Discussion in:  Video Games forum
Participants:  7
Total posts:  17
Initial post:  Nov 20, 2012
Latest post:  Nov 20, 2012

New! Receive e-mail when new posts are made.
Tracked by 1 customer

Search Customer Discussions