1ArkThu 4th Feb 2016 tl;dr: Smash data and firmware are the only thing taking up space on my Wii U but I can't transfer or delete existing Smash data to make room for more Smash data I've got an 8GB Wii U Basic and want to play Smash. It has a new update today to support Corrin and all that so I try to boot up the game. I'm told I don't have enough free space in the system memory for the update, which I don't think much of since I use a 1TB external hard drive for storing all my games. Then I go to Data Management and realize that the existing Smash update data (1926 MB worth) is saved on my Wii U's memory for some reason. It's the only thing stored on my Wii U besides KB large save files so I figure I'll transfer it to my 1TB drive but..."You cannot select software that is being updated or downloaded" appears. Makes sense, but I paused and deleted the new update from Download Management and I still can't touch the old update file for whatever reason. Basically, it's impossible to clear space since the only things that could make space on the system are 1)Smash update data that can't be touched 2) data that came from mandatory Wii U updates and can't be touched. I now understand why the 8GB model was discontinued... I actually tried contacting Nintendo support first and they weren't able to provide any solution outside of generic ones that didn't help, so I'm just hoping someone else has encountered this and solved it. The worst part is that I literally cannot play the game even if I don't want to get Corrin, Bayonetta, etc. I fear my only solution is buying a 32GB Wii U and doing a system transfer, which would cost $300 and yield zero other benefits. Is there no way to download an update directly to the hard drive when it's not there already? .