i am about to get a wii u and have a couple of questions

#1 Posted by lord_canti (1512 posts) -

i have a couple of questions about the virtual console transfer from wii to wii u and google is surprisingly unhelpful.

  1. when i transfer my wii virtual console can i pay to copy all of my games to the wii u menu or just the ones available on the wii u eshop
  2. is it still 30P ($1) to do this or was that a limited time thing.
  3. do you still get a code in boxed games to register games or is that something they stopped with the wii u (the Europe stars store hasn't been updated in years so i am surprised they still put them in 3ds games)
#2 Posted by Hailinel (24804 posts) -

i have a couple of questions about the virtual console transfer from wii to wii u and google is surprisingly unhelpful.

  1. when i transfer my wii virtual console can i pay to copy all of my games to the wii u menu or just the ones available on the wii u eshop
  2. is it still 30P ($1) to do this or was that a limited time thing.
  3. do you still get a code in boxed games to register games or is that something they stopped with the wii u (the Europe stars store hasn't been updated in years so i am surprised they still put them in 3ds games)
  1. The system transfer for Wii Virtual Console titles and save data transfers any VC titles on the hardware, as wel as Wii game save data, along with your purchase history. All data transferred is moved to the Wii U's "Wii mode" menu. As VC games you own become available on Wii U, you can buy the Wii U versions of that software for a significantly reduced cost.
  2. As noted above, yes, there is still a $1 cost associated with buying the Wii U version of VC titles you own on the Wii.
  3. I don't know what they do in Europe, but yes, in North America, Nintendo titles are packaged with Club Nintendo vouchers used to register the software to your Club Nintendo account.
#3 Posted by lord_canti (1512 posts) -

@hailinel: thanks for your response, shame i cant play everything from the wii u menu but i guess they will eventually get around to adding n64 and master system games

#4 Edited by hakooon (98 posts) -

They will no doubt add support for more VC-goodness later on. N64 probably isn't that far away, and I've also heard some rumors about Gamecube-support! It's basically free money for Nintendo!

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