Will formatting the Wii U also erase all Wii Shop Channel related data/Wiiware

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User Info: j_coat

j_coat
5 months ago#1
Or will Classic Wii digital games and data have to be deleted within the Wii Menu?
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Gargomon251
4 months ago#2
Pretty sure it erases everything. I'm not sure if you can even reinstall games you previously bought.
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User Info: Aaron44126

Aaron44126
4 months ago#3
Pretty sure it erases everything as well. I believe the option to "format" the Wii system has been removed from the Wii settings in "classic mode" on the Wii U. You can only erase it from the Wii U menu.

You should be able to redownload Wii games afterwards (and any games that you had stored on the SD card will likely be non-functional until redownloaded), but to redownload Wii U games you will have to hook it up to the NNID again first.

User Info: j_coat

j_coat
4 months ago#4
Visited the Wii Shop Channel on the Wii U and it seems you can still erase your Wii Shop Account on the Wii U through there if you haven't formatted already. I'm just wondering if this is already done for you after a Wii U format or if you have to delete it there too.
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