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#1 dhodgewiiuforums



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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:35 PM

Hello all,


I'll get right into it. I have a 1TB external HD that fits all the criteria for an extension to the Wii U's storage. My question is this: On the Wii U store, there are titles that say retail only and I was wondering if anyone has had experience with these titles and external storage. If I connect my USB to the Wii U and open up more storage, will I be able to download those titles? I ask this because I'm wondering if it only says that on the Wii U store because I don't have enough storage currently or if they are truly retail only.

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Posted 16 September 2013 - 11:54 PM

No. Retail Only means exactly that: Retail only.


Those games have not been funded to be downloaded through the eShop. If you want those titles, you'll need to scout for a hard copy. Just note that some games may become downloadable in the future, as it was with a number of the initial launch titles.

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#3 dhodgewiiuforums



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Posted 17 September 2013 - 06:18 AM

Thank you for the prompt response :)

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