Anyone keeping Wii downloads on their Wii

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#1 Posted by calway55 (284 posts) -

I'd like to keep my Wii as is (not obsolete) as I do all of my Nintendo consoles. This is probably an unusual concept if you don't have a massive library of original games with their consoles. I'm not wanting to switch my remotes back and forth though. I'm considering getting a pro controller for the rare guest who would like to play along. Does anyone think the pro controller can be used for NSMB Wii U ?

#2 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30917 posts) -

I was thinking about it but then I saw this.

-Wii software (disc software, WiiWare, VC) must be accessed within the Wii mode and won't appear on the Wii U's menu.
-All software will run in 480p/480i and not in HD.
-Wii games (including VC) will not run on Game Pad.
-You must download all WiiWare/VC through the Wii Shop Channel, not to be confused with the Wii U's eShop. It's unclear whether or not you'll have to re-download all of your old downloadable games through the shop or if they'll come over in the Wii To Wii U transferring.
-WiiConnect24 will not work on Wii U.

Wii U Wii BC

#3 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

I was thinking about it but then I saw this.

-Wii software (disc software, WiiWare, VC) must be accessed within the Wii mode and won't appear on the Wii U's menu.
-All software will run in 480p/480i and not in HD.
-Wii games (including VC) will not run on Game Pad.
-You must download all WiiWare/VC through the Wii Shop Channel, not to be confused with the Wii U's eShop. It's unclear whether or not you'll have to re-download all of your old downloadable games through the shop or if they'll come over in the Wii To Wii U transferring.
-WiiConnect24 will not work on Wii U.

Wii U Wii BC

Nintendo_Ownes7

What does this mean exactly?

#4 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

The big thing that's bothering me is I'd have to start over several of my games again.

#5 Posted by Sphensen (816 posts) -
I think I read somewhere that your game saves are also transferable
#6 Posted by KBFloYd (15115 posts) -

yea... i'm keeping my VC collection on the wii...

because i have adaptors to use my snes,nes,n64,genesis,master system,turbografx-16 controllers ..i spent good money on these adaptors... so unless wiiU gets the same then i'm keeping them on wii.

#7 Posted by AlmightyDerek (4144 posts) -
I think I read somewhere that your game saves are also transferable Sphensen
They are. Pretty much everything is transferable. Also it has been confirmed that NSMB U will not support pro controllers. Only the gamepad and Wii remotes.
#8 Posted by enrique_marrodz (2107 posts) -
This article explains a little about it: http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2012/11/wii_to_wii_u_data_transfer_details_emerge I understand that you'll be able to transfer all games, save game data and even your Miis. I'll transfer everything and, as my launch Wii is dying slow and painfully :( Regards
#9 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

This may be a silly question, but are Wii games with online support playable online on the Wii U?

#10 Posted by Rod90 (7266 posts) -

This may be a silly question, but are Wii games with online support playable online on the Wii U?

Michael0134567
Good question actually.