Wii U Support
- What do I need to complete the transfer?
In order to complete a system transfer, the following items are needed:
- Both the source and target Wii U consoles. Each will need to be present, set up, and fully updated, and each will need a working Wii U GamePad paired to the console.
- An SD Card with enough room to hold all system and save data from the source Wii U. Software data will be redownloaded once the transfer is complete, so the SD Card only needs to be large enough for system and save data.
- A television for the initial setup of each Wii U; however, it is not needed to complete the transfer process. All prompts for the transfer process are on the Wii U GamePad.
- A network connection that allows both Wii U consoles to be connected simultaneously.
- If Wii Menu content exists on either console, a Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus is required.
- If transferring from a Wii U Deluxe Set (32 GB) to a Wii U Basic Set (8 GB), a USB storage device may be required if you have more data on the Wii U Deluxe Set than the Wii U Basic Set can save to its internal memory.
- What if I don't have my old Wii U?
In order to perform a Wii U to Wii U system transfer, both Wii U consoles will need to be present. If your source console is no longer available, please contact us for support.
- Can I use this feature to transfer a single Nintendo Network ID from a source Wii U that contains multiple Nintendo Network IDs onto a new Wii U?
No. You cannot select to transfer a single Nintendo Network ID. If you perform a Wii U to Wii U system transfer it will transfer all users to the target Wii U. If you would like to transfer a single Nintendo Network ID, please contact us for support.
- What happens to the save data on the target Wii U?
Save data originally created on the target Wii U will no longer be available after the system transfer is completed, even if it is stored on a USB device.
- What happens to Nintendo Network IDs on the target Wii U?
Nintendo Network IDs on the target Wii U become unlinked from the system, not deleted. This means they can be relinked to the target Wii U after the transfer has been completed. How to
- What happens to funds on the target Wii U?
Nintendo eShop funds on the target system will be available if the Nintendo Network ID holding the funds is relinked after the transfer is complete. Funds in Wii Menu will be combined with any funds from the source console.
- Will I need to redownload content on the target Wii U after the transfer has been completed?
During the system transfer process, any content that was downloaded on the source Wii U will be added to Download Manager on the target Wii U. This means it will be queued to download automatically after the transfer has been completed. The maximum number of queued downloads is 64. Any excess downloads will need to be downloaded by adding them from the Nintendo eShop.
- Is there more specific information on what is and is not transferred?
A more detailed list can be found here.
- Is a Nintendo Network ID required to perform the transfer?
A Nintendo Network ID is required on the source Wii U but not on the target Wii U.
- If I was using a USB Storage Device on the source Wii U, will I be able to use it on the target Wii U after the transfer has been completed?
Yes. After the Wii U to Wii U system transfer has been completed, simply connect your USB Storage Device to the target Wii U console. All save data, game data, and update data on the USB Storage Device will be available.
- What happens to Wii mode content during the transfer?
Wii content, including game licenses and funds, will be combined on the target system. This means that your current Wii mode content on the target system will not be deleted during this process. Your download games and save data will be migrated during the transfer, unless the title is no longer available. You may need to redownload certain titles after the transfer process.