Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Bug Can Delete Your Data

Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014

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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U - Duck Hunt

Gamnesia is reporting that the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U has a pretty nasty bug. The error code in question is code 160-0103 and no one really knows exactly what is causing the error, but it is only showing up with this title at the present time. You can play any other title on the system with no issue. Most seem to think the error is coming from the update data.

If you receive this error, it is not advised to go into data management since that will give you error 160-1710 and this could delete all your save data or brick your console altogether. You can check out the YouTube video from Trippy12345ify that shows this in action below. Nintendo does seem to aware of this issue and hopefully they will get it fixed really soon.

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  • madmofo145

    This isn’t accurate. Code 160-0103 has existed since the WiiU first came to the market and has been reported in: Scribblenauts, Black Ops 2, Batman Arkham Origins, 3DWorld, NSMBU, MK8, Hyrule Warriors,Wind Waker HD, and even from simply configuring your WiiU. It appears to have to do with a faulty flash memory and is presumed to be hardware dependent, likely only making a bigger splash now due to the shear number of people playing Smash (including plenty playing on brand new consoles that have had no other game played on it to trigger this error beforehand).

    • Pyrotek85

      That’s possible, I’m sure there’s been an uptick in sales and play time on existing consoles since the launch has been huge.

  • Unfortunately, news sources are doing what they do best: Creating panic due to their lack of proper research.

    Long story short, it appears to be a read/write error due to hardware defects. It’s very rare, with maybe ten reported cases last I checked. It’s also not caused by Smash; it’s just that Smash’s popularity has resulted in a lot more users, and thus more potential defects. Last but not least, the error doesn’t brick consoles; attempting to format the console does, which is unfortunately what Nintendo reps are telling people to do.

    Please don’t let misinformation and paranoia prevent you from enjoying Smash or spread fear. I for one just finished a good bit of Classic mode.

  • Fox

    I got this error, had my Wii U since 2012, and now my smash is unplayable. It may not be a Smash error, but Smash triggers it.