Second Hand Wii U problems?

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Monkeydunk, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Monkeydunk
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    Hi I'm planning to buy a second hand Wii U.

    It's already been linked to a Nintendo account. Is there anyway for me to change it to my 3ds account without losing any of the content that's already on the Wii U?

    Cheers monkeydunk.
     
  2. TotalInsanity4

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    Not sure how this would work with a different Nintendo Network, but you can try moving all the games to a Wii U formatted drive and then formatting the console, then moving the games back to it
     
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    I thought that the digital downloads were tied to a specific console and not an account, could be wrong though.
     
  4. ShinyLatios

    ShinyLatios Local "That Guy"

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    Downloads are tied to both account AND console. Remove the account and you lose the games. I got my Wii U second-hand as well. It still has the old account on it.

    Fortunately, you can have multiple users with different NNIDs each, so it's not really a problem.
     
  5. Monkeydunk
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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    That's perfect.