It looks like Nintendo has finally released an update for WiiWare and Virtual Console purchases to be played off an SD card! The update was released just today during Iwata’s GDC keynote in San Francisco. Reports are also coming in that 8GB SD cards are supported in this update as well (the previous limit was 2GB).

Update 3: 16GB and 32GB cards supported as well

Update 2: Picture of new SD Card Menu – and yes, that says 20 Pages : )

Update: Confirmation of playing games off of SD card—Just updated my Wii


  • New Option: SD Card Menu
  • Opens into a completely new menu listing the channels on the SD Card
  • You can play any games off of the SD card
  • Save games have to be moved to the Wii’s memory though