Originally Posted by Leo_Ames
Doesn't Wii U in Wii mode allow you the same half a gig of allotted memory that a Wii does?
You don't have to store your DLC on an actual Wii on a SD card. It's just a handy feature addition that they made since a few hundred MB's of space only goes so far.
I'm only basing the info off of what some Wii U owners have stated on the Rock Band forum, which I have been watching to see if RB DLC will in fact be playable on a Wii U ( a small, but still sorta important factor for me going w/ Wii U, as I have a truckload of RB tracks purchased via Wii, as well as Pro Drums, 2 guitars, a keyboard & a couple of mics).
AFAIK, Wii Mode does have roughly 512MB (give or take) available for "internal" storage....but the SD slots (or 1 of 'em anyway) can be used for storage of Wii specific stuff just as it was on Wii.
What they are saying @ the RB forum is.....
All RB3 store purchases made via your Wii will show as purchased in the in game Store post-transfer when you fire up Wii Mode & have the RB3 disc inserted.
Unless you only bought a couple of tunes, you HAD to have an SD card for DLC storage on Wii. As you stated, Leo....that 1/2 GB runs out pretty quickly, esp w/ RB3 DLC. RB3 files are larger than those from the RB2 Wii Store, even tracks bought thru RB2 that were "converted" to run in RB3 come up as bigger files than their predecessors. Add any Pro features to those tracks, and the file size gets even bigger.
Your old Wii SD card used for RB3 (or Beatles RB) will be useless...you have to re-DL your tracks to SD via Wii Mode just as you would have on Wii.
Those WIi RB3 users who purchased the Green Day RB or RB2 disc track packs are currently S.O.L. on transfer to Wii U use (for the latter, it will show has downloadable, but you have to shell out the 1000 Wii Points ($10) to have access to it again - the former is currently a no-go).
But online play works & of course all RB compatible gear will work fine.
I bought the Green Day stuff on a lark - game disc was on clearance @ Target for $5, I cashed in the enclosed code & my $10 in Points to get all Green Day disc tracks....and rarely played the vast majority of them. I can live without those tracks....but the RB2 tracks are more important....and not a big deal shelling out the $ to get 'em back.
Beatles RB tracks for Wii are also transferrable. In the case of that game, I have all the available DLC tracks - would just have to re-DL them to an SD card again. Of course, that game has no "transfer" issues involving other RB titles.EDIT: According to several on the RB forums, Ninty & HMX got their stuff straight just before XMAS day. ALL Wii RB DLC is now transferrable, including the RB2 disc track & Green Day RB import packs.Edited by jwebb1970 - 1/1/13 at 3:45pm