Bought a Wii U After Price Drop. I Think, I Screwed Up. Please Help!

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User Info: Clutch_Klutz

Clutch_Klutz
3 years ago#1
Okay, so I bought a Wii U earlier today. I was very excited to legally play classic games. However, I purchased them on the Wii Virtual Console instead of Wii U Virtual Console! FML!
I didn't know the difference until it was too late and bought a bunch of games.
Will I still be able to re-buy them at $1 - $1.50 each on the Wii U Virtual Console? If so, how do I apply for the discount?

Please, help a newbie out.

User Info: Transdude

Transdude
3 years ago#2
The Wii U eShop automatically does the discount, all you really have to do is just buy the game.
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User Info: Fatalyze

Fatalyze
3 years ago#3
Unfortunately, Wii VC games and Wii U VC games are separate. The only games you can transfer over for the discounted price are the ones that have been released on both Wii and Wii U virtual console. Check the Wii U eShop for any virtual console titles you downloaded on the Wii virtual console, and there will be an option on the game's page for re-downloading it at the discount price. For the games you've downloaded that have yet to be released on the Wii U virtual console, you'll just have to play them in Wii mode for now.
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User Info: Clutch_Klutz

Clutch_Klutz
3 years ago#4
Thanks for the quick reply and information, guys!
I'll go check it out and salvage what I can. ;)

EDIT: I don't want to keep bumping this post up as it has been solved, so I'll just thank you guys below here.

User Info: Darth Gecko

Darth Gecko
3 years ago#5
Look for the eShop icon on the bottom of the main Wii U screen (shopping bag). Tap on Virtual Console. There's about 40+ games that you can upgrade at the moment.
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User Info: Fatalyze

Fatalyze
3 years ago#6
Darth Gecko posted...
There's about 40+ games that you can upgrade at the moment.

Here's the list of them, specifically:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Virtual_Console_games_for_Wii_U_(North_America)

If you've downloaded games other than these, you're out of luck. You'll have to play them in Wii mode, with the Wii remote or, for SNES and N64 games, the Classic Controller.
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