Wii U Adding Ability to Transfer Data to New Console

System Update 5.1.0 will allow Wii U owners to transfer their data to another Wii U, according to Nintendo.  

However, this feature does not work on a broken Wii U; it must have two working and present Wii U consoles.  It will transfer save data and downloadable content, users, and Nintendo Network IDs.  After it is done transferring, the original Wii U will be newly formatted.  This will most likely be used by players who want to upgrade to the Wii U Deluxe.

Additional updates included are:

  • Users can now navigate the Nintendo eShop using a Wii Remote, Wii U Pro Controller, or Classic Controller
  • Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been made to enhance the user experience
  • A Quick Start Menu is now displayed when users press the GamePad POWER Button or HOME Button to power on the Wii U
    • Users can start recently played or newly installed software directly from the Quick Start Menu
  • Wii U GamePad Alerts (special notifications from Nintendo) can be displayed on the GamePad when the Wii U is powered down
    • Users will be notified with an audio ringtone when a new GamePad Alert is displayed
    • GamePad Alerts that have been received can also be viewed through the Quick Start Menu
  • System updates will now automatically install after download when the Wii U is in Standby
  • The User Settings screen now displays when users select their User Mii from the Wii U Menu
  • The design and layout of the Users Settings screen has been updated
    • This includes the ability to switch the active user from the User Settings screen
  • Quick Start Menu options have been added to Power Settings
    • Wii U GamePad Alert options are located within the Quick Start Menu options
  • A Notification icon is now available on the HOME Menu, allowing users to launch the Notifications feature from the HOME Menu

My Opinion:

This is a pretty solid update!  A lot of this stuff seems like it should have been there, but its great that they are finally adding it in.  I am curious about the system data transfer data though.  Does this mean that Nintendo is set to reveal new Wii U models?  


Courtney Osborn is MONG’s Founder and Editor in Chief.  You can follow him on Twitter, Twitch, and IGN.

 

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