I'm very proud of the thread creator. not supporting nintendo by buying the console used and then not supporting them even more by downloading games for free due to their piss poor drm / account management system.
no sarcasm. I'm genuinely proud. the way nintendo have shat on early adopters in the uk by supporting a massive price cut less than a month after launch is shocking. they don't deserve to be supported in any fashion.
It's pretty obvious the previous owner simply didn't wipe the system clean. You can get free games on used PS3's and Xboxes aswell if the owners leave their info there. I guess on those systems closing up access is easier though.
Is exactly like the 3DS. The Nintendo ID is only for online interactions. Can register the games you purchased, like the Nintendo Club account do in the 3DS, but the game is linked to hardware. Nintendo is shitting itself very bad with that.
the thread starter told us that he got his games back..
7 days later, my Wii U has arrived in the mail. It's a brand-new unit. The day-1 update was preinstalled. When it came time for my NNID, it asked for my old NNID, my NNID password, and my email address. It warned that if I continued I would no longer be able to use my NNID with other Wii U consoles. I hit ok and it sent my to the Mii maker. New console, old NNID. It had notices I had accrued while my Wii U was away.
I dropped my 3DS-XL like a month after buyng it and cracked both screens. I bought a replacement for it the next weekend, but it was absolute hell trying to move my profile, street passes, games, etc over. I ended up watching a YouTube and just counting the button presses to start the transfer.