What happens when you plug a HD with Wii U games in another one?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Brunho, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. Brunho

    Brunho GBAtemp Regular

    May 27, 2014
    I know that you can´t log in to your NNID in another console, so your digital games are restricted to one Wii U. But what does it happen when you download them to an external hard drive and then plug it into another Wii U?

    My guess is that it recognizes the HD, but blocks any attempt to launch the games since the NNID doesn´t match. Does anybody tested this to say for sure?
  2. tbb043

    tbb043 Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    United States
    I'm guessing it tries to make you format the drive, based on how user unfriendly the Wii U is regarding USB.
  3. sarkwalvein

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    Jun 29, 2007
    No idea, but I also suppose it will ask you to format the disk.
    Supposedly the whole partition is encrypted with a key unique to the console.
    So the partition encrypted with a different Wii U key may look like garbage to another Wii U.
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