Question Question about transferring account from banned switch to new switch

Asyc Nov 16, 2018.

  1. Asyc

    Asyc Newbie

    Nov 16, 2018

    i've recently got banned from using the eshop and other online nintendo services due to what is probably a log send to nintendo (mostly stuck to emulators). i was wondering if i can use my nintendo account on a new switch console without getting that console banned as well. i've already removed the old switch on my nintendo account via the website and i have factory resetted my console (while offline) so it will no longer contain the profile linked to my nintendo account. does anyone know if there is still a risk getting banned on the new switch. i plan to buy the nintendo let's go bundle but i gotta check to make sure if i can use my nintendo account on it (bought quite a lot of games on it).

  2. FrostFusionHero

    FrostFusionHero Member

    May 28, 2017
    No, you definitively do not want to do that.
    Nintendo is not only flagging your old Switch as banned, but also your Nintendo Account.
    If you link your new Switch with your Nintendo Account, the chances are high, that your new Switch will also get banned.

    So you better create a new Nintendo Account for your new Nintendo Switch.
    Last edited by FrostFusionHero, Nov 16, 2018
  3. Erol

    Erol GBAtemp Fan

    May 13, 2009
    Gambia, The
    And of he doesn’t care if the new switch gets banned. Why shouldn’t he do it then?
  4. FrostFusionHero

    FrostFusionHero Member

    May 28, 2017
    As far as I understood from his text, I think he does not want to get his new Switch banned. See quote below:

    But I guess he already got an answer. He asked the same question in the "Switch Noob Paradise" - Thread:

    And Draxzelex gave him already a good answer.. more or less the same as mine (but mine was more the "paranoid" answer ^^ )

    Let me also quote his answer in here, just in case:

    So as Draxzelex said, he can link it. However, Nintendo will keep an eye on his new Nintendo Switch I guess..
    I know my answer was a little paranoid, but he should just keep in mind in case his new console gets also banned, so he would know why Nintendo might have decided to ban also his new console.
  5. Elalexyzoner

    Elalexyzoner Alex95

    Jun 5, 2016
    Near Texas
    What about if i have an Account that was in a banned switch, but i'm using that account in a new switch with smash and afaik the switch is not banned... 2 weeks playing
  6. FrostFusionHero

    FrostFusionHero Member

    May 28, 2017
    As long as you are not banned on your new Switch console, then you should be fine. I guess Nintendo is just keeping an eye on that account and you can continue playing smash online. So I think you don't have to worry about it.
    Just enjoy playing smash :D

    If you still feel unsure, you can check out this thread:
    Last edited by FrostFusionHero, Dec 19, 2018
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