Originally Posted by hippie_hunter
The Virtual Console is not up on the Wii U just yet so it has to be run through Wii Mode. And if you want to buy more Virtual Console games, you have to go through the Shop Channel in Wii Mode as well.
I imagine that once Virtual Console is up and running on eShop, Nintendo will implement a transfer function similar to the Mii transfer and allow us to run Virtual Console games through the Wii U instead.
I hope so. I have 2 codes for Super Smash Bros and Majora's Mask I've been holding on to so I can redeem them on the WiiU. Seems that isn't possible at the moment.