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Nintendo is readying a way to transfer Wii games and save files to Wii U

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Here's something interesting from Nintendo Wii U Developer Discussion: asked if Wii owners will be able to transfer their downloaded Wii and Virtual Console games over to the new console, a Nintendo producer answered rather positively: "we are readying the system to be able to transfer saves and everything you've bought."

Wii U Gamepad hands1
Wii U Gamepad hands1

Nintendo's Wii U Developer Discussion has been going on for quite some time, recapping much of NintendoLand and other announcements from this morning's press conference. But here's something interesting from the Q&A portion: asked if Wii owners will be able to transfer their downloaded Wii and Virtual Console games over to Wii U, a Nintendo producer answered rather positively: "we are readying the system to be able to transfer saves and everything you've bought."

It's a delicate situation, especially given the Wii's console-tied system for downloaded content — all purchases are non-transferable to other hardware, and with a broken / sold Wii, so goes your digital library. As for the logistics, Nintendo had nothing more to say and moved on to the next question — with no universal ID, we can't imagine it'll be an easy one.