If you’re looking into buying the new Nintendo Wii U, then you more than likely have the Wii already. In the interest of getting the best of your already paid money, Nintendo is working on plans to transfer your purchases and save data from the Wii on to the Wii U, customer care at its finest.
At the Wii U developer discussion at E3, during the Q&A portion of the event, one question popped up that had some weight behind it, will Wii owners will be able to transfer their downloaded Wii and Virtual Console games over to Wii U. As swiftly as the question was given, it was answered, with Nintendo producer saying:
We are readying the system to be able to transfer saves and everything you’ve bought.
It’s a concept many Wii users will want, as it saves the effort of unplugging your Wii U and plugging in your Wii, just to play games and downloadable content you still find interesting to play. When asked about the logistics of the idea, Nintendo decided not to answer and moved on. It will be a delicate operation however, the Wii is a console-tied system for downloaded content, so all those downloads you purchased are non-transferable to other consoles, or from one Wii to another Wii.
If Nintendo does pull it off, which I really hope they do, gamers will have a heap of titles to play away with come the release of the new console. Hopefully we will know more details about the plans, sooner than later. What are your thoughts on the saved data transfer plans? Let us know in the comments.