Wii U VC games incompatible with older Wii saves

by Nathan Misa 9 Comments 9 Likes 2,588 Views 29/01/2013 Back to Wii U news Wii U

Wii U VC games incompatible with older Wii saves

Wii U versions of a Virtual Console game – currently, Balloon Fight is the only one available – are completely new versions of that game, and that means old Wii saves you may have are incompatible with the new version.

Nintendo has told Kotaku that when you transfer their games from Wii to Wii U and then update to the new Wii U version of the game, you won't be able to use your save file on the Wii U version.

While Balloon Fight isn't a game that makes such a thing a big deal, it's important to be aware of this when picking up a longer, more involved game.

By Nathan Misa

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Wii U VC games incompatible with older Wii saves Comments

  • Gryllis 371665 XP 29/01/2013
    Screw you Nintendo.
  • Guyver 476298 XP 29/01/2013 +1
    I don't think I've gone far enough in any of my VC games for this o be a problem for me.
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  • M@ndyz 251995 XP 29/01/2013
  • BBking 27182 XP 29/01/2013 +1

    Ben said: Screw you Nintendo.

    I don't understand...

    You can transfer them from your old Wii, along with the saves.

    It's a different online/shopping system. I guess it would have been good to integrate it but we just have to accept they're different.
  • Gryllis 371665 XP 29/01/2013
    It'd be cool if the upgrades were free.

    But since we're paying for the privilege, I expect to get value for that.
  • chucky110 36928 XP 29/01/2013
    I'm looking forward to SNES and Mega Drive games
  • Jayden27 4641 XP 29/01/2013 +1
    I never expected this to be the case. Thankfully I never went balls into my VC games on Wii.

    3DS on the other hand....
  • davidhes 1630 XP 29/01/2013
    Seriously we get that you don't like the fee. But your getting a brand new game, with brand new features. If you want the exact same features and game that you've paid for, with your saves, you already have it for completely free.
  • Pilkingbod 101515 XP 29/01/2013
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