Prepare and backup Wii U for sale


I'm letting my Wii U go. Since I'm not switching to another unit (at least right now), what do I need to do and backup with Nintendo's weird protection policies to ensure that I can use my game saves and the games I purchased in the future on another unit? Or is everything lost because I'm not doing a direct account transfer (with both old and new Wii Us in my possession at once)? Is there anything else I should do before parting with the console?

Best Answer

To reset all settings and content back to factory settings do the following;

  • Start up your Wii U
  • Go to Settings
  • Go to Delete All Contents and Settings
  • Press A to select
  • Enter Parent Control PIN as required
  • Go to Next
  • Go to Delete Everything