Can You Play Wii U Games From SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

If you’re a Wii U owner, you might be wondering if it’s possible to play games directly from an SD card. The short answer is yes, but there are some limitations and requirements that you need to know about.

First of all, it’s important to note that not all Wii U games can be played from an SD card. Only certain titles that are available on the Nintendo eShop can be downloaded and stored on an SD card for later use. These games are typically smaller in size and don’t require as much storage space as their disc-based counterparts.

To play Wii U games from an SD card, you’ll need to have a compatible SD card with enough storage space for the game you want to play. The Wii U supports SD cards up to 32GB in size, so make sure your card meets this requirement.

Once you have your SD card ready, you’ll need to download the game from the Nintendo eShop onto your Wii U console. To do this, navigate to the eShop using your console’s home menu and search for the game you want to download. Once you’ve found it, select “Download” and follow the on-screen instructions.

After the game has finished downloading, it will be stored on your Wii U’s internal memory by default. To transfer it to your SD card, go to “Data Management” in your console’s settings menu and select “Move/ Copy/Delete Data.” From there, select the game you want to move and choose “Copy” or “Move” depending on whether or not you want to keep a copy of the game on your internal memory.

Once the game has been transferred successfully, you can remove the SD card from your console and insert it into another Wii U console if desired. Keep in mind that any save data associated with the game will still be tied to your original console’s internal memory unless you transfer it separately.

In conclusion, playing Wii U games from an SD card is possible but it’s not as straightforward as simply inserting a disc into your console. You’ll need to have a compatible SD card, download the game from the Nintendo eShop, and transfer it to your SD card using your console’s settings menu. But with these steps in mind, you can enjoy your favorite Wii U games without taking up too much space on your console’s internal memory.