Transfer your Miis to the 3DS, but not the other way

The Nintendo 3DS will have a nifty feature for Wii owners, which lets users transfer their Mii avatars over to the 3D handheld device. Unfortunately, the move is a one way trip.

According to Nintendo of America marketing manager Bill Trinen, you won’t be able to transfer Nintendo 3DS Mii avatars over to the Wii. “The Mii Maker on the Nintendo 3DS is a more robust program and has newer features, like hairstyles and eyes and things like that,” explained Trinen speaking to Joystiq.

Because of that, “the Miis you create there can’t go back to the Wii… It’s a one way transfer.”

Above: Miis on the march

While it’s unfortunate that 3DS Miis can’t make the trek over to your Wii, it’s good to Nintendo fleshing out the Mii Maker. The connectivity between 3DS and Wii systems will be wireless, but beyond the Mii transfer, Nintendo isn’t talking about any other data that can be shared between the two.

Jan 20, 2011


  • iamawesome27 - January 22, 2011 2:03 a.m.

    I would agree with alexgm711 if he didn't have such atrocious grammar
  • Letter11 - January 20, 2011 11:46 p.m.

    @alexgm711 I gotta say I'm thinking along those lines as well.
  • KnightDehumidifier - January 20, 2011 11:31 p.m.

    Now take your army of Hitlers, penis heads, and degenerated Mario knock-offs on the go!
  • Japanaman - January 20, 2011 10:50 p.m.

    How hard is it to make your Mii again? I mean, really. It barely takes any time at all. It's not like your Miss carry save data or Achievement Points.
  • FanofSaiyan - January 20, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Are there going to be new features for the Mii avatars on the 3DS?
  • alexgm711 - January 20, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    dudes they´re doing this cuz, the wii is on its last real year, in 2012 we´ll prbably hear about the next console onn the e3 so it will have connectivity with the next home console....
  • vigeoman - January 20, 2011 10:21 p.m.

    maybe they should finally update the mii channel even though probably nobody even uses it anymore
  • 510BrotherPanda - January 20, 2011 10:20 p.m.

    ...Couldn't they just release an updated version of the Mii Channel on Wii, on the Shopping Channel? And make it so that only the ones created by taking photos can't be transferred? This doesn't make sense…

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