Can You Save Wii U Games on SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you a Wii U gamer who’s running out of storage space on your console? You might be wondering if it’s possible to save your games on an SD card.

The answer is yes, you can save Wii U games on an SD card! However, there are a few things you need to know before you try it.

What You Need to Know Before Saving Wii U Games on an SD Card

1. SD Card Compatibility: Not all SD cards are compatible with the Wii U console.

You need to make sure that the card you’re using is compatible with the console. The Wii U is compatible with SD cards up to 2GB and SDHC cards up to 32GB.

2. Game Compatibility: Not all Wii U games can be saved on an SD card. Games that require high-speed data transfer or have large amounts of downloadable content (DLC) cannot be saved on an SD card.

3. Formatting: Before using an SD card for game saves, you’ll need to format it to work with the Wii U console. To do this, go to System Settings > Data Management > Format System Memory / Format USB Storage Devices > Format Storage Media.

How to Save Wii U Games on an SD Card

Step 1: Insert the compatible SD card into your Wii U console’s SD card slot.

Step 2: Go to System Settings > Data Management > Save Data / Screenshots / Videos > Copy / Move / Delete Data.

Step 3: Select the game data you want to copy or move.

Step 4: Choose “Copy” or “Move” and then select “SD Card.”

Step 5: Wait for the transfer process to complete.

How to Access Saved Game Data on an SD Card

Step 1: Insert the SD card into your Wii U console’s SD card slot.

Step 2: Go to System Settings > Data Management > Save Data / Screenshots / Videos.

Step 3: Select the game data you want to access.

The Bottom Line

Saving Wii U games on an SD card can be a great way to free up space on your console. However, it’s important to make sure that the SD card is compatible with the Wii U and that the game data can actually be saved on it. With these things in mind, you can easily save your games on an SD card and enjoy playing without worrying about storage space.