How Do I Transfer Games From Wii U to SD Card?

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By Eric Wilson

Are you tired of running out of storage space on your Wii U console? The good news is that you can transfer games from your Wii U console to an SD card.

This way, you can free up space on your console and still be able to play your favorite games. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps to transfer games from Wii U to an SD card.

Step 1: Insert Your SD Card
The first step is to insert your SD card into the SD card slot located on the front of the Wii U console. Make sure that the SD card is compatible with the Wii U console and has enough storage space for the game(s) you want to transfer.

Step 2: Access Data Management
Next, turn on your Wii U console and access the Home menu. From there, select System Settings and then navigate to Data Management.

Step 3: Choose Games
Once you are in Data Management, select Move/Delete Data and then choose Games. You will see a list of all the games installed on your Wii U console.

Step 4: Select Game(s) to Transfer
Select the game(s) that you want to transfer by highlighting them with a cursor and pressing A button. You can also select multiple games by holding down the Control Stick while selecting each game.

Step 5: Choose Transfer Option
After selecting all of the games that you want to transfer, choose the Transfer option at the bottom of the screen.

Step 6: Select Destination
You will now need to choose where you want to transfer your games. Select SD Card as your destination by using a cursor and pressing A button.

Step 7: Confirm Transfer
Finally, confirm that you want to transfer the selected game(s) to the SD card by selecting Yes. The transfer process may take a few minutes, depending on how many games you are transferring and how large they are.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your games from your Wii U console to an SD card. You can now access these games from your SD card, but keep in mind that you will need to insert the SD card into the Wii U console every time you want to play these games.


  • Make sure that your SD card has enough storage space for the game(s) you want to transfer.
  • You can also use this method to transfer save data and DLC content.
  • Remember to eject your SD card safely before removing it from the Wii U console.

In Conclusion

Transferring games from your Wii U console to an SD card is easy and can help free up valuable space on your console. By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your favorite games are always accessible without taking up too much space on your console.