Cross Buy now possible between Wii U and 3ds!

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  1. Jean Karlo
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    Cross Buy is now possible between Nintendo's current consoles, don't get too excited though as this only applies for 1 game (Squid Odyssey). Your Consoles would need to be linked to the same Nintendo ID.

    It's only available in EU as a cross buy title.

    Will this be the start of a sony like game account? we have already seen Unified money, now an unified buy. How long untill we can have more cross-buy titles? How long till we have the liberty of using our accounts on other consoles?

    http://www.gamnesia.com/news/cross-...nd-wii-u-squids-odyssey-is-first#.U7F2-zPD9Ag
     


  2. GameWinner

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    Good.
     
  3. T Link7

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    C'mon Nintendo, apply it to *all* the games you can buy on multiple systems. It's waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay overdue, seriously.... <.<
     
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    Congratulations for catching up with the competition! :toot:
     
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    I forgot
    Also, from an interview with Miyamoto:
    So I kinda doubt Nin10doh will start doing this. GG for indies though I guess.
     
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    Huh, neat. I didn't even know it was possible with the current system. Now make it so that you can redownload your stuff on another console without issues pls.
     
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    Cool beans, but I won't be updating my Wii U anytime soon XD, nor do I own a 3ds. I'm still happy to see Nintendo taking some initiative here though! Way to go!
     
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    Strange...it's certainly good news, but why does this appear from out of nowhere? Why is it that a third party (the game bakers?) uses nintendo's system the way their fans want it to be used while they themselves (ninten)don't?

    And is it really a true cross buy game, as the article mentions? It's not the kind of game I would buy, but I'm still curious whether save states are actually shared between systems. To be honest, I think the deal is more exactly what it says: that you get a free version of the eshop game for the other system if you buy it for one system.
     
  12. stanleyopar2000

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    now to fix that fucking Console Locked content bullshit!....if I sell my Wii-U I SHOULD HAVE THE POWER to transfer my games AND Saves to the new console. Including if i BUY any games digitally. I shoudlen't have to send it in to Nintendo to transfer my games and saves. If I get a new PS3...all I fucking do is de-authorize my old unit. sign in to the new one and re-download all my content. I was burned because I had to sell my Wii-U due to financial problems and i found out that:

    1. my nintendoID is permanently locked to that wii-u and can never be used again or be signed out
    2. I can't transfer my save files at all.
    3. all content i downloaded digitally [in this case free Lost World DLC] (thank god I didn't buy anything) is locked to that console. and I can't sign in on a new wii-u (if I got another one) and re-download it.

    what the fucking bullshit.
     
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    Cross-buy: Buy it on WiiU, get it on 3DS.
    Cross-save: Saves from either version can be sent to the other system to continue.
    Cross-platform play: Both.

    But these are just the terms that PSN uses, who knows what Nintendo will or will not do.

    Not all games have either or both. (Like I just bought Atelier Rorona+ on PS3, I can send my save to the vita version, but I don't get the vita version with my purchase.)
    So in EU, it is a "true cross buy" game :P
     
  14. Hyro-Sama

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    inb4 cross-buy for Super Smash Bros. never happening.
     
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    For the NoA remark, it sounds more like they couldn't do it rather than they won't do it, which may be an infrastructure problem.
     
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    I am glad they are doing something
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  19. Gahars

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    So... Nintendo kinda, sorta allows something that should've been there from the get-go anyway, and even then it's still extremely limited and half-assed.

     
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