Can't use your Nintendo ID on another Wii U console

Discussion in 'Wii U - Nintendo Network' started by phantastic91, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. phantastic91
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    Haven't posted in a while, but this annoyed me so much I have to post this. I just read this here:

    http://gonintendo.com/boards/viewtopic.php?t=99258

    "Can I Log Into My Nintendo Network Account on a Different Console?
    Answer:

    -No, you cannot. A Nintendo Network Account can only be used on the console where it was created. In the future, you will be able to use your Nintendo Network Account with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC's."

    and I lost most of my hype for the system as a result.

    Optimistically, I wanted to bring my account to a friends place to play games I own on the account. At worse, I still wanted to sign into my accounts at a friends place to play with my save data. You can't even do that.

    I feel like this account system is so limited and this is suppose to be next generation...

    am I overreacting? Or could this whole account system be a lot better?
     
  2. Foxi4

    Foxi4 On the hunt...

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    Perhaps the Nintendo Network's infrastructure isn't finished yet and this is a future feature - it would certainly be convenient to be able to access your account on different consoles (on one console at a time though - we know what happens when that's not restricted!), sharing the saves either via SD or via some kind of cloud storage.
     
  3. jalaneme

    jalaneme Female Gamer

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    this will cause a problem because if you decide to buy a new wii u console and you want to login to your account you won't be able to do that, nintendo are starting to grind my gears so much control and so much lockdowns soon you won't be able to touch the console let alone play it because it has so much control. :(
     
  4. phantastic91
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    phantastic91 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I think they are specific is that in the future it will work with "with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC's." I dont see any mention of it supporting other wii u consoles.
     
  5. Minox

    Minox I did it

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    That could be due to them not wanting to promise a feature that might not end up making the cut in a later update.
     
  6. 3bbb7

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    hey , At least its better than friend codes ;)
     
  7. lostdwarf

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    does this mean I cant earn trophies for games if I play them at a friends house, on his console,but with my login?