Wii U to support existing Virtual Console purchases

Wednesday, 6th June 2012 03:20 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Although there’s some confusion over how accounts will be transitioned, any Virtual Console games you own will be available on your Wii U.

In an interview with ABC at E3 2012, Nintendo’s EVP of sales and marketing Scott Moffitt said players will be able to transfer their Wii Virtual Console purchases to the Wii U.

It’s not yet clear what will happen with regards to game ownership given the Wii U’s multiple user support.

“You will have an individual account based system. Each member of your family might have their own account,” Moffitt confirmed.

Each user will be able to save profiles and preferences on their own account, but Nintendo hasn’t explained whether content purchased through the Wii U eShop will be locked to specific users, like the Xbox 360, or be console-based, like the PlayStation 3.




  1. OlderGamer

    Was wondering about this type of thing. Glad I get to keep my games. I have more then a few of them.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Old MacDonald

    What about Wiiware?

    #2 3 years ago

Comments are now closed on this article.