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How To Transfer Your Miis from the Wii to the Wii U November 26, 2012

Posted by Maniac in How To, Site Videos.
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Hope you guys had a great Thanksgiving weekend!  For those of you who picked up brand new Nintendo Wii U consoles I’m sure you’re going to want to use it to the fullest potential you can, and for those of you who have other Nintendo devices or handhelds, you can do some cool things with them!

Any Mii data that can be stored on your Wii will transfer over to the Wii U, but the cool thing is that Nintendo has worked in a way to transfer Mii data across all their platforms, and a Mii originally created on a Wii can transfer easily from a Wii to a Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL, and then from the 3DS to a Wii U without needing a home network or any memory cards.

You’re probably asking yourself, well if you already had the Pikmin transfer all your system data from the Wii to the Wii U won’t any Miis you create in the Wii transfer along with the rest of your system data?  Well, they do and they don’t.  Any Miis transferred from a Wii to a Wii U will transfer along with the rest of your system data, but they will not transfer into the Wii U’s Mii program.  Instead they will be stored in the Wii System Menu for use with legacy Wii games and programs.  If you want to bring them into the Wii U, you can, but you’ll have to transfer them manually.

What You’ll Need:

  • A Nintendo Wii
  • A Nintendo 3DS or 3DS XL
  • A Nintendo Wii U

Make sure you have the latest firmware already installed in all your devices.  Okay, first off, lets get the Mii from the Wii into the 3DS shall we?  Here’s how to do it.

For those of you who already have transferred all your system data from the Wii to the Wii U, this procedure will work in the legacy Mii Channel stored in the Wii System Menu.  All your old Miis from your original Wii should be in there.

Now that we have the Mii on the 3DS, it’s a very simple process to transfer them from the 3DS to the Wii U.  In fact, you can do this when you set up your initial Mii when you first install the Wii U.  Just make sure that the Mii you want to transfer in your 3DS is set to allow copying.

You’re done!  Any Miis transferred from the 3DS can be used for anything, including Nintendo Network and Miiverse.  You can even set a 3DS transferred Mii as your main Nintendo Network avatar!

UPDATE:  If you don’t have a 3DS, you can still transfer your Miis from your Wii to your Wii U, so long as you already transferred all your Wii data to the Wii U.

In the Wii U’s Mii Maker program, select the Send/Receive Mii and then select Copy from Wii Menu.

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