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DSN2K
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(01-04-2013, 12:41 AM)
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whoever owned the console before me purchased multiple games, meaning all the games he purchased are available to redownload for free....This is with a new account btw I setup as well. Games are clearly linked to Console itself. Advice to those buying a second hand WiiU's...check all the games on the Store...you might be in for some "free" games!
Guevara
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(01-04-2013, 12:42 AM)
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Oh Nintendo
xxracerxx
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(01-04-2013, 12:43 AM)
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Games tied to the system rather than the profile?

I pray the other companies do not follow suit.
Zee-Row
I'm a HUGE Nickelback fan!

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars And live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
(01-04-2013, 12:44 AM)
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So whats the point of a Nintendo Network account again?
GraveRobberX
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(01-04-2013, 12:44 AM)
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lolwat?
5amshift
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(01-04-2013, 12:46 AM)
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Yep, going to be doing this when my time to pick-up a Wii has come.
Camp Lo
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(01-04-2013, 12:46 AM)
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Nintendo won't be happy with this megaton
ElectricBlanketFire
Too early for flapjacks?
(01-04-2013, 12:46 AM)
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brb...going to find a Wii U with Zombie U...U.
CSX
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(01-04-2013, 12:46 AM)
Value of used wiiUs higher than new ones confirmed?
Gooster
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(01-04-2013, 12:47 AM)
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Let's just get this out of the way:

iceatcs
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(01-04-2013, 12:48 AM)
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Same happened to me with used DSi I bought. I mean lots of free games.
Baconsammy
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(01-04-2013, 12:48 AM)
Well then, that may actually make selling it easier too. "Selling without games, but I did buy NSMBU and Nintendoland from the eshop...wink."
chertipros
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(01-04-2013, 12:48 AM)
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That is pretty dumb of Nintendo
Pandoracell
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(01-04-2013, 12:48 AM)
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Gamestop and, presumably others, will start wiping them if they haven't already.
PetriP-TNT
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(01-04-2013, 12:48 AM)
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I am.... okay with this! As long as you can download them to your new console too
Mik_Pad
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(01-04-2013, 12:48 AM)
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I can't wait when GameStop starts charging more for used Wii U's with pre installed games. Lol
Alligatorjandro
MONEY UP, BITCH
(01-04-2013, 12:49 AM)
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Where'd you get it from?
Colonel Mustard
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(01-04-2013, 12:49 AM)
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Did this with the used Wii I bought. Got Bit Trip Beat and about 14 VC games just for checking!
Gahiggidy
My aunt & uncle run a Mom & Pop store, "The Gamecube Hut", and sold 80k WiiU within minutes of opening.
(01-04-2013, 12:49 AM)
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There ought to be an option to de-couple the system ID and eShop purchases before you sell or give it away.
GraveRobberX
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(01-04-2013, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pandoracell

Gamestop and, presumably others, will start wiping them if they haven't already.

This is Gamestop we are talking about...

Same place where a 5 year old got a 3DS with porn installed *cries*
DSN2K
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(01-04-2013, 12:50 AM)
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so far Ive got trine 2 and Nano Assault for free....
Fox Mulder
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(01-04-2013, 12:50 AM)
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I was offering mine for $330 with NSMBU and nintendoland on Craigslist and no one bit. Maybe I should have just waited to buy a used one then.
MormaPope
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(01-04-2013, 12:51 AM)
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Wii-U should've launched in Spring 2013, so many oversights and weird issues.
DSN2K
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(01-04-2013, 12:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Pandoracell

Gamestop and, presumably others, will start wiping them if they haven't already.

Console was wiped....it must be on a Basic hardware level, all the games that had been purchased were labelled...."redownload"
xxracerxx
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(01-04-2013, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by DSN2K

Console was wiped....it must be on a Basic hardware level, all the games that had been purchased were labelled...."redownload"

Can you sort by purchased games or do you manually have to go down the list?
Pandoracell
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(01-04-2013, 12:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by GraveRobberX

This is Gamestop we are talking about...

Same place where a 5 year old got a 3DS with porn installed *cries*

Originally Posted by DSN2K

Console was wiped....it must be on a Basic hardware level, all the games that had been purchased were labelled...."redownload"

Interesting. Guess you future owners have a whole new meta-game to look forward to!
-MB-
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(01-04-2013, 12:54 AM)
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Should not be possible, if u delete the account the title rights should have been deleted too.
drkOne
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(01-04-2013, 12:54 AM)
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To anyone who didn't know/is surprised, where have you been?
Everything is tied to the NNID, which is tied to the console, and every account on that console is able to access all of the console's content.
I'm pretty sure Nintendo realized this was going to happen but didn't care.
Bgamer90
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(01-04-2013, 12:56 AM)
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I knew about the NNID being locked to the console but It never occurred to me that it was possible for a situation like this to happen due to it.

Wow. Just wow (lol)...
ASTROID2
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(01-04-2013, 12:56 AM)
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If you delete your profile are they gone?
DSN2K
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(01-04-2013, 12:57 AM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx

Can you sort by purchased games or do you manually have to go down the list?

way I have found the games so far is pot luck, clicked on trine 2, went to view details and it said redownload.
BibiMaghoo
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(01-04-2013, 12:58 AM)
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Originally Posted by DSN2K

way I have found the games so far is pot luck, clicked on trine 2, went to view details and it said redownload.

That's gonna be a problem when the store has more content.
Striek
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(01-04-2013, 12:58 AM)
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Nice. Although its just a doubling down of the incompetence Nintendo has in the online account arena, heh.
xxracerxx
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(01-04-2013, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by DSN2K

way I have found the games so far is pot luck, clicked on trine 2, went to view details and it said redownload.

Good god. So that means you have to go through every full game and see if it was purchased before?
TunaLover
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(01-04-2013, 12:59 AM)
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This is why Nintendo tells you that's "recomended" delete your WiiShop account once you want format your system.
ipitydatfu
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(01-04-2013, 12:59 AM)
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awesome feature
-MB-
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(01-04-2013, 12:59 AM)
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Seems it could be a matter of the previous owner formatting the internal nand without deleting his account beforehand.
radioheadrule83
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(01-04-2013, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by -MB-

Should not be possible, if u delete the account the title rights should have been deleted too.

This, essentially. It has the same options as 3DS in that you can unlink the club Nintendo account from your NNID, delete the user account and format the machine. Maybe a quirk of an unlinked user not deleting their stuff before selling?

Either way, awesome news for you - what games did you get? :D

Edit: trine 2 is pretty cool. Check sonic racing and mighty switch force!
TheChewyWaffles
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(01-04-2013, 01:01 AM)
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Nintendo will never get the fucking online portion right. Never. They were light-years behind in 2006. They're arguably worse even today with the advent of the Wii U.
Kazuma Kiryu
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(01-04-2013, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx

Games tied to the system rather than the profile?

I pray the other companies do not follow suit.

they won't, don't worry.
epmode
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(01-04-2013, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by drkOne

To anyone who didn't know/is surprised, where have you been?
Everything is tied to the NNID, which is tied to the console, and every account on that console is able to access all of the console's content.
I'm pretty sure Nintendo realized this was going to happen but didn't care.

This sort of thing was awful when the Wii was released. That they went with a similar system for Wii U is unfathomable. Do these people even use the internet?
DSN2K
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(01-04-2013, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by radioheadrule83

This, essentially. It has the same options as 3DS in that you can unlink the club Nintendo account from your NNID, delete the user account and format the machine. Maybe a quirk of an unlinked user not deleting their stuff before selling?

Either way, awesome news for you - what games did you get? :D

trine 2, Nano Assault...still looking!!!
Nerfgun
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(01-04-2013, 01:02 AM)
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I knew this thread would come

earlier than expected
plainr_
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(01-04-2013, 01:02 AM)
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So is digital content tied to the console or the NNID? Or is everything tied to the NNID, which is tied to the console? I'm confus.
Baconsammy
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(01-04-2013, 01:03 AM)

Originally Posted by BigNastyCurve

Nintendo will never get the fucking online portion right. Never. They were light-years behind in 2006. They're arguably worse even today with the advent of the Wii U.

If they removed their head from their ass and did what every other company in the world does and link to people instead of to hardware....and so on and so forth. I can't believe we're still having this conversation about Nintendo. So sad.
maquiladora
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(01-04-2013, 01:03 AM)
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If I do buy a Wii U in the future, it will be used for sure.
Fox Mulder
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(01-04-2013, 01:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by xxracerxx

Good god. So that means you have to go through every full game and see if it was purchased before?

What a hassle for potentially free games.
Busaiku
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(01-04-2013, 01:04 AM)
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Great move, Nintendo.
xxracerxx
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(01-04-2013, 01:05 AM)
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Originally Posted by bkfount

What a hassle for potentially free games.

Can you sort your games now on the store by purchased? I don't have a Wii U, so I don't know i this is possible even with your own account.
D_prOdigy
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(01-04-2013, 01:05 AM)
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Nintendo is the real ally of used buyers

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