Don't trade in your Wii if you want to transfer data to Wii U

by Ben Salter Featured 16 Comments 31 Votes 888 Views 14/09/2012 Back to News

It's only a matter of time before EB Games opens up a Wii trade in deal for the Wii U -- although without games it'll be worth about $17 -- but don't rush into it if you want to keep your data and digital games.

GameStop in the US is already offering a trade-in deal, but warn customers not to rush in if they want to keep their data.

"Wii U owners can wirelessly transfer content such as Miis, and WiiWare and Virtual Console games to their Wii U systems. Both systems will need to be connected to the Internet and the Wii U will need an SD card to facilitate the transfer," says GameStop.

We suspect it's a very similar process to the 3DS to 3DS XL system transfer.

By Ben Salter

Link to us http://wii.mmgn.com/News/dont-trade-in-your-wii-if-you-want-to-tr
Vote for this article Log in with Facebook

Don't trade in your Wii if you want to transfer data to Wii U Comments

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook
EXCELLENT!!!! i have so many VC on my wii.. so glad i can transfer them seriously
i don't see the point in doing this

and if i was to do this it would a long time to put all my games 100+ over to the WiiU
Blob
+
Have no intention of getting rid of my Gamecube player :P

Blob said: Have no intention of getting rid of my Gamecube player



Prefer to use my Gamecube through RGB. I'll be boxing mine up i think.
This is good for those who have bought so much off VC. Glad Nintendo gave the option.
Whats the point of trading your wii in at all? You're going to get like $20 for it anyway.
I have so many games on my old Wii that won't read disks. :') Now I can easily play them again.
might want to re read that quote ben

rizzod said: Whats the point of trading your wii in at all? You're going to get like $20 for it anyway.


Beat me to it.

You'd probably get more for your Gamecube at this stage.
This is actually pretty cool and I'm glad they included this option.
So do my VC games have to be currently-installed in order to transfer them, or can I just transfer the authorization and download them off the Wii U's store?

Harry said: So do my VC games have to be currently-installed in order to transfer them, or can I just transfer the authorization and download them off the Wii U's store?

I'd assume currently installed, but that's just an assumption.
Not worth trading anyway. You get nothing for the wii
I thought about it and since I'm giving my daughter the wii I might just keep my VC on it. Ill slowly buy the games for it on my wiiU.. I'm assuming once you do the transfer they won't be on the wii anymore
I'm glad they made the content transferable but I wasn't planning on trading in my Wii anyway. I never sell off hardware I just retire them to the retro room.
I havent bought much of the VC

Post a comment

Leave a comment Log in with Facebook

Recently Read

Featured Wii Content

Most Anticipated August Game

Most Anticipated August Game

6 days ago Polls 7 6
PAX Aus 2015 Indie Show-case games part of new area

PAX Aus 2015 Indie Show-case games part of new area

Gryllis 5 days News 2 12
Big games of August

Big games of August

Tano 6 days Articles 10 7
Friendly Fire Show 101: Steve Wright or Steve Wrong?

Friendly Fire Show 101: Steve Wright or Steve Wrong?

Podcast 27/07 Articles 1 3
Analysts believe Takeda likely to become Nintendo boss

Analysts believe Takeda likely to become Nintendo boss

Gryllis 22/07 News 0 3
Ant-Man confirmed for Disney Infinity 3.0
Gryllis 20/07 News 3 5
If you suck at Halo, you're probably also sexist

If you suck at Halo, you're probably also sexist

Tano 20/07 News 13 6
Watch Satoru Iwata's 2005 'Heart of a Gamer' talk

Watch Satoru Iwata's 2005 'Heart of a Gamer' talk

Gryllis 15/07 News 1 1
Video game 'addiction' is killing this 23-year-old, his parents claim

Video game 'addiction' is killing this 23-year-old, his parents claim

Tano 15/07 News 18 6

Community Content

What's it really like going to E3?

What's it really like going to E3?

12/06/2015 Blog 5 0

MMGN Updates

Status
Updating..
Username

brueh is now Level 2!

brueh 10 hours ago
Username

Mickyt888, Kazanagii commented on PlayStation Plus members will soon be able to vote for their freebies

Mickyt888 11 hours ago
Username

Booth, wiackbone commented on Project CARS review

Booth 19 hours ago
Username

commented on Friendly Fire Show 101: Is Steve Wright or Steve Wrong?

wiackbone 20 hours ago
Username

commented on State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition review

wiackbone 21 hours ago
Username

commented on The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt review

wiackbone 21 hours ago
Username

wiackbone is now Level 4!

wiackbone 21 hours ago
Username

commented on Batman: Arkham Knight review

wiackbone 21 hours ago