Digital titles and new owner

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by splinters, Nov 15, 2016.

  1. splinters

    splinters Advanced Member

    Jul 20, 2011
    looking to pass on my 3DS with 7 titles all downloaded from the eShop. One was bought on card, rest were codes bought online. There is no account or NID and in the past, games without a NID were tied to the console and could be redownloaded,
    If the new owner creates a NID or uses their existing one from Wii U will the games remain and then be tied to the new account?
  2. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice

    Sep 21, 2011
    United States
    If the new owner creates a NNID on it, it should link the games to the NNID. If the owner has a NNID linked 3ds already, they can do a system transfer from their 3DS to your 3DS and the games will link to their existing NNID.

    However, if they already have an NNID and setup a new NNID anyway on the console you sold them, the games will be stuck on that new NNID with no way to merge them.