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Wii downloads and saves will be transferable to Wii U

Nintendo confirms system is being prepared.

You will be able to transfer any game downloads or save information from your Wii to your Wii U, Nintendo has confirmed at an E3 roundtable event.

It confirmed that it is preparing the technology to make such transfers possible, though didn't confirm whether it will be ready from launch day.

Similar DS-to-3DS functionality was added to Nintendo's handheld in the months following its launch earlier this year.

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