How hard is it general to get Nintendo to transfer licenses without a system transfer?

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    I currently have a 9.2 o3DS and I plan on getting a new 3DS XL in the future, however, with the just announced downgrade, I'm wondering if it's worth buying one sooner and then doing an official transfer as opposed to relying on Nintendo to transfer the content themselves.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Licence transfer is simple. Just call up Nintendo and say you lost your original system in your house and that you're tired of looking and just want to play your games again. They'll tell you that you won't have access to your saves, you tell them that's fine. Then all they ask for is your NNID (that really surprised me, anybody could do it really) and boosh, your NNID is unlinked from your current system and free to be setup on any system you want.
    Source: Personal experience

    Now, if you want to keep your saves, another option would be to make a new emuNAND with all your content on, update emuNAND to the latest firmware and just do a normal system transfer via that.

    So there, two options for you.
     
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    Are the saves purely for dd software or carts?
     
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    Anything that saves to the SD card, be it downloaded or cart (eg, Fantasy Life saves to SD).

    Also, they might ask you for your 3DS Serial Number or your NNID email address. I've heard they do that sometimes... Your 3DS Serial Number is on the box, as well as the system if you want to use the 'lost in house' story.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Quick update:

    Tried the lost route but they want a police report, presuming they don't patch it, it looks like restoring my old nand dump then upgrading/downgrading might be the easiest route.
     
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    Say your friend drop kicked it / brother dropped in toilet. They'll do a system transfer no problem (you need the target system id on back of box. Adress, birthday, around when it broke / last logged on and email adress)
     
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    This is why you put emphasis on it being lost in your house, there's no crime to report there :P
     
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    Say you dropped it in a sink. Something like that. They asked what happened and I said I'm holding the motherboard right now and they said ok, when did you last log on and I says 6 months.
     
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    I only use lost in house as an example because it worked for me :P But yeah, broken system is a good one too.
     
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    Another update.

    Because I never linked it to a Nintendo Id they wont transfer any content. So I'll need to go with the oot method.

    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    i did this once, but that was because i bricked my 3ds, but it will be exactly the same

    i mailed nintendo about that i broke my 3ds and got a new one

    they replied and asked for my nnid and my birth date

    i replied with info

    they said they had to speak with my parents/those responsible for me

    i gave them the number

    fixd