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Submitted by mrbojingles 986d ago | news

Wii U can't transfer data to another Wii U

Nintendo has confirmed that for now there is no way to transfer data between Wii U units. Meaning if you buy another Wii U system for whatever reason, you can't transfer all your DLC, purchased games, etc. (Nintendo, Wii U)

-Mika-  +   987d ago
Wow that really bad. So if we get a new WiiU. There won't be anyway for us to download our games or data onto that system.The xbox,ps3 and vita allows us to transfer data between systems so why can't I do the same here. Way to step forward nintendo.

@ Godchild

Im pretty sure that games,dlc and possibly save data might be locked to your account and WiiU. So i don't think you can just put your Harddrive into another WiiU and expect to continue where you left off.
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Godchild1020  +   987d ago
It's a good thing you can download your games from the Eshop to an external HDD. And play them from it. I'm sure it will linked with an account.
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eagle21  +   986d ago
Mika.........shut it! :)
PopRocks359  +   986d ago
3DS didn't start with any sort of transfer options either. Now it does. Whose to say they won't update the Wii U to do the same thing?
DarkBlood  +   987d ago
well with the account thing i assume you can always redownload on another wiiu should you for some reason even need another one right away
RFornillos4  +   986d ago
if you watched the latest nintendo direct. iwata explained that initially the system will only support one external HDD, and in a future update will support more. and you can transfer data among multiple HDDs. so i'm presuming account data can be backed up to the HDD and transferred later.

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