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Just to be clear, will you still be able to access the wii channel via wii u?

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User Info: Thanos_Galactus

Thanos_Galactus
6 months ago#1
As in you can go to the Wii channel to play your wii games on your wii u?

User Info: zzeennoolloo

zzeennoolloo
6 months ago#2
Yeah, you can still play your wiiware games and Wii virtual console games purchased from the Wii shop at anytime in Wii mode (A.K.A: Wii channel) on your Wii U. What you will NOT be able to do is buy more games from the Wii shop after March 26th, 2018. But if you accidentally delete a game, you have until January 30th, 2019 to redownload anything you bought. AFTER this date, while you can still play any Wii shop digital games you bought through the Wii mode (Wii channel) on your Wii U, you can NOT redownload any games from the Wii shop (in other words: make sure to make a back-up SD card or else you can be screwed if your main SD card fails and erases all your games) or buy any games from the Wii shop because after January 30th, 2019, the Wii shop will be closed forever.
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User Info: Oliver_Oliver

Oliver_Oliver
5 months ago#3
Thanos_Galactus posted...
As in you can go to the Wii channel to play your wii games on your wii u?


Yeah, the Wii menu will still work. The backwards compatibility isn't going away.
Confidence? It's nothing but an illusion.

User Info: MartinIIIa

MartinIIIa
5 months ago#4
zzeennoolloo posted...
Yeah, you can still play your wiiware games and Wii virtual console games purchased from the Wii shop at anytime in Wii mode (A.K.A: Wii channel) on your Wii U. What you will NOT be able to do is buy more games from the Wii shop after March 26th, 2018. But if you accidentally delete a game, you have until January 30th, 2019 to redownload anything you bought. AFTER this date, while you can still play any Wii shop digital games you bought through the Wii mode (Wii channel) on your Wii U, you can NOT redownload any games from the Wii shop (in other words: make sure to make a back-up SD card or else you can be screwed if your main SD card fails and erases all your games) or buy any games from the Wii shop because after January 30th, 2019, the Wii shop will be closed forever.


A backup SD card? So you can't just back the games up to your PC like you can with 3DS?

User Info: The_REAL_Duke_O

The_REAL_Duke_O
5 months ago#5
MartinIIIa posted...


A backup SD card? So you can't just back the games up to your PC like you can with 3DS?


That's a damn good question. I would like to know as well.
I want my Earthbound!!!

User Info: Llamaman2

Llamaman2
5 months ago#6
If you transfer them from SD to computer I'd imagine that would be fine in reverse.
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