As we mentioned last week in the digital NFC payments announcement for Japan, Wii U firmware 5.1.0 has been released and is now available to download. This update allows you to perform a system transfer, moving all software and data from one Wii U to another. Other additions include the ability to browse the Wii U eShop using other control methods, including the pro controller, classic controller, or the Wii remote.
Additional improvements have been made that affect overall system stability and improve the user experience. If you’re looking to use the system transfer tool in order to transfer all of your stuff to another console, here are a few things to keep in mind before beginning this process:
All content from a Wii U must be transferred. You cannot transfer just a single user or Nintendo Network ID through this process
All content on the target Wii U will be lost when the console is formatted and replaced by the content from the source Wii U, with the exception of Wii Menu content, Internet connection settings, TV settings, Wii U GamePad TV Remote settings, and Wii Remote and Wii U GamePad pairing
The source Wii U will be formatted once the transfer is complete
Nintendo Network IDs that previously existed on the target Wii U can be relinked after the transfer How to
If these Nintendo Network IDs are relinked, content purchased by them on the target Wii U will become available for download. The save data for IDs that previously existed on the target system will be deleted as part of the system transfer process, and any USB Storage devices that were previously used will need to be formatted to work with the Wii U again
There is a limit of 12 Nintendo Network IDs that can be linked to a single Wii U at one time
Wii Menu digital content is transferred, but it is not deleted from the target Wii U. Wii Menu digital content from both
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