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Wii U error code 160

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By Genesis and SheilaUpdated on June 3rd, 2022

What is 'Wii U error code 160'?

"Wii U error code 160" is an error that may occur when trying to use a disc or perform some other action on the Wii U. The error may indicate that the system version is not updated or the system memory is corrupted.

How can you fix 'Wii U error code 160'?

Some of the common fixes include:

  • Doing a system or game update
  • Removing the storage device

Please see our in-depth walk-through solutions below.

1. Do a system update or game update

"Wii U error code 160" may occur when your Wii U version is not up to date or the game update is corrupt. Try to update Wii U or re-update the game with the error, and see if it fixes the problem.

Do a system update or game update
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System Update

  1. Tap "System Settings."
  2. Navigate and tap "System Update."
  3. Update it to the latest version.
    Skip this if it is already up to date.

Game Update

  1. Tap "System Settings."
  2. Navigate and tap "Data Management."
  3. Navigate and tap "Copy/Move/Delete Data" then tap "System Memory."
  4. Tap the game with an error, delete the update only.

2. Remove the storage device

“Wii U error code 160” may also occur when it detects a damaged storage device. Try to remove the external storage device then restart the Wii U and see if the error still occurs. If the error still persists, the problem could the storage device inside the Wii U. Take your Wii U for repair or replacement. It could be a NAND chip hardware problem.