System transfer question

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by splinters, May 22, 2014.

  1. splinters
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    splinters Advanced Member

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    Just bought a 3ds xl zelda edition loaded with great games but with a Nintendo ID. I have all the log in details which is fine but i have been offered an ambassador 3DS (no ID) with even more games on it.

    I believe you cannot system transfer to a console with an ID. So....

    Can I system transfer everything to the ambassador 3DS, merging all the games together, then a week later transfer it all back to the zelda XL including the ambassador titles?

    Seems to make perfect sense to me but then again the NID is a bit of a dark art....

    Just about to buy the ambassador model so would appreciate if anyone has a quick response.

    Cheers
     
  2. splinters
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    splinters Advanced Member

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    Well, i took the plunge and bought it as the console comes with a boxed copy of Zelda which I wanted anyway but I wont be performing the transfer until tomorrow evening at the earliest so if anyone knows of any problems with my plan please do let me know.
     
  3. driverdis

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    You can merge them BUT be careful. The ONLY way to do this is to transfer the content FROM the Nintendo ID locked console TO the Ambassador console. That will merge them and tie the Ambassador games to the NNID.

    Also, you should change the password if you have not done so already for the NNID so the previous holder of the account cannot change it.
     
  4. splinters
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    splinters Advanced Member

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    I understand, that is what I explained in the first post. My only concern is putting it all back to the XL...it should work as it would have been wiped to factory condition after the transfer so it will effectively be a repeat of the first transfer but with the ambassador titles merged.....:-)