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Unfortunate Wii U owner has his Wii U replaced with a new unit, NNID transferred

Here's a bit of good news. One unlucky chap had a bricked Wii U. He sent it off to Nintendo and wound up getting a new unit in return. When setting up that new unit, it asked for his old NNID, email and password. This transferred his account to the new Wii U, but it let him know that he couldn't do this with another system. Looks like Nintendo can set you up with your old NNID in certain circumstances.

Unfortunately, this Wii U is also having issues, so he might have to go through the process all over again.

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27 Nov 2012 15:47

This is how it's worked since the Wii. Were people convinced otherwise?
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27 Nov 2012 15:47

Jeez Nintendo, you really rushed this one.
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27 Nov 2012 15:52

That's kind of good i guess. He got a new Wii U and he didn't lose any of his purchases (according to the source). I wonder what kind of problems he has been having though.
Edit: i do agree that they should allow a transfer of accounts though, they should fix that as soon as possible
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27 Nov 2012 15:54

Once I wonder about the unit.
Twice I wonder about the user.

Mike from Morgantown
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27 Nov 2012 15:54

I just got mine back from Nintendo yesterday, but I won't be able to mess with it until Saturday since I'm up at college and it was shipped to my house. Glad to know I can take my NNID off of my brother's Wii U
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27 Nov 2012 15:55

Apparently, he can't connect to the eshop. But the eshop is under maintenance right now so...
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27 Nov 2012 16:29

wiiarebrothers wrote:Apparently, he can't connect to the eshop. But the eshop is under maintenance right now so...

Nope, he is totally unable, since a day before the update.... This is a mess..
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27 Nov 2012 16:52

I find it dumb that we can't just do it but I'm glad to know they're willing to change stuff for us if our system breaks.
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27 Nov 2012 19:31

My Wii U also bricked... on the first day, and I also had to send it in to Nintendo. Currently UPS has it, so I'll be getting it back in a few days, but I did notice that the serial number on the Wii U that Nintendo is sending me is different from the serial number of the one I sent them, meaning I'm also probably getting a new one.
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27 Nov 2012 19:47

The accursed NNID.
*shudder*
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27 Nov 2012 20:11

Mike_Intellivision wrote:Once I wonder about the unit.
Twice I wonder about the user.

Mike from Morgantown
"I just don't get it. Every time I smack my Wii U with this sledge hammer, I have to send it back to Nintendo..." Lol
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27 Nov 2012 21:18

No surprise, launch hardware is faulty most of the times.
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27 Nov 2012 22:03

'Not good enough dammit!'

Needs a login system.

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