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Postby robometal cowboy » 11 Dec 2012 15:16

Nintendo says your Nintendo Network ID can be transferred to another Wii U...except when it can't
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We've already heard that your NNID can be transferred to a new Wii U by Nintendo. Nintendo has once again released a statement on the matter.

"Nintendo of America's repair process includes the transferring of the Nintendo Network ID to a new Wii U console if a replacement system is needed."

If that's the case, why are people being told that they can't have their NNID transferred? A Nintendo UK customer service rep repeatedly told one customer that they have no means of transferring an NNID. So is this some sort of mistake with the customer service rep? Can the transfer only happen in the states? Why is there confusion over this when the answer should be quite simple?

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Postby SuperNictendo » 11 Dec 2012 15:20

Good ol' Nintendo. Always confusing, never giving answers
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Postby gtt » 11 Dec 2012 15:23

why is it anymore complicated than 'turn on new wiiu', 'log in with nnid'.
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Postby Shaanyboi » 11 Dec 2012 15:28

Nintendo still doesn't apparently understand how accounts on the internet work. They're worse than my f***ing parents...
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Postby Edsanji » 11 Dec 2012 15:33

That is why the Wii U is gonna fail... I feel very bad for Nintendo....
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Postby bszelda » 11 Dec 2012 15:34

Poor internet implementation will be the end to Nintendo if they don't get their sh*t straight soon...
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Postby kdognumba1 » 11 Dec 2012 15:41

Why is this so hard for them? Seriously, this isn't rocket science....
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Postby gtt » 11 Dec 2012 15:57

kdognumba1 wrote:Why is this so hard for them? Seriously, this isn't rocket science....


because this is what they want. They are so afraid of piracy, they are willing to put us through this garbage.

what they refuse to acknowledge is that piracy is going to happen anyway, the only people bullshit like this bothers is people like me and you who buy games from them.

They also believe that by keeping prices high they 'preserve the value' of their games. Nintendo, at a very basic cultural level, does not understand digital distribution, or the internet.
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Postby ButtonBash » 11 Dec 2012 15:59

Need to fix this at once. It's silly having an account system that's still tied to a console.

I love the 360 for this. I have multiple areas where my profile is stored. Outside my main home console, the others require a password (cause that's how I set it up). Same deal here already for that.

I want to go over a mate's and play a download game? No worries! I go over, log in, download and play. Unless they've bought it too, it only allows it to be played when I'm signed in. Easy. For the original console, it lets anyone play there as a bonus. Also easy.

It shouldn't be this hard for NNIDs!
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Postby MoldyClay » 11 Dec 2012 16:04

@gtt

This. Millions of times.
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Postby M1 » 11 Dec 2012 16:17

MoldyClay wrote:@gtt

This. Millions of times.

Actually the whole piracy/gaming sharing hurt Sony a lot on PS3 and PSP due to the original lax PSN rules.

Originally you were able to have 5 PS3s on your PSN account and 3 PSPs, tons of gamers shared accounts to avoid paying for games on PSN.

Users tried to do the same on 360 until Microsoft started bricking their consoles over it.

Thanks to ramped piracy and lost sales due to game sharing, you can expect extreme measures on all next gen consoles.

Vita already locked all your memory cards/system to one PSN account to prevent you from doing game sharing.
PS4 and Xbox 720 will probably follow suit, to please publishers and developers.
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Postby ecco6t9 » 11 Dec 2012 16:17

Sounds like a problem with Nintendo of Europe, my guess is that it can't be moved if you take your Wii U to another country.
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Postby Chosenoneknuckles » 11 Dec 2012 16:27

@M1 This.

The gaming / world is a very different landscape than it was when last gen started - since then there's been the major hacking scandals with the HD Twins, the rise of the Anonymous group, DRM, the global recession etc.

Anyone expecting 100% the likes of BC, No Region Locks and Multiple Accounts on the PS4 and X-Box 8 might be in for a rude awakening...
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Postby M1 » 11 Dec 2012 16:34

@Chosenoneknuckles

I was referring to game sharing mostly.
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Postby gtt » 11 Dec 2012 16:34

Chosenoneknuckles wrote:@M1 This.

The gaming / world is a very different landscape than it was when last gen started - since then there's been the major hacking scandals with the HD Twins, the rise of the Anonymous group, DRM, the global recession etc.

Anyone expecting 100% the likes of BC, No Region Locks and Multiple Accounts on the PS4 and X-Box 8 might be in for a rude awakening...


if you think sony/ms or anyone is going to do it like nintendo does, where your hardware is your account, then I have a bridge to sell you.
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Postby M1 » 11 Dec 2012 16:38

gtt wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:@M1 This.

The gaming / world is a very different landscape than it was when last gen started - since then there's been the major hacking scandals with the HD Twins, the rise of the Anonymous group, DRM, the global recession etc.

Anyone expecting 100% the likes of BC, No Region Locks and Multiple Accounts on the PS4 and X-Box 8 might be in for a rude awakening...


if you think sony/ms or anyone is going to do it like nintendo does, where your hardware is your account, then I have a bridge to sell you.


We will meet you here at the end of 2013 to see who wins out.

Seriously see Vita for Sony's future PSN plans.
You get two Vitas on your PSN account, if you want a third Vita you must do a system format of one of the other Vita and its memory cards.

But no one is going after Sony over it...

I can see Microsoft charging you a fee and/or limiting the number of Xbox 720s you can use with your XBL account.
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Postby Mango_Magician » 11 Dec 2012 16:44

I'm confused...if you can transfer your account to a new system if the old one breaks, then isn't that enough?
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Postby M1 » 11 Dec 2012 16:48

Mango_Magician wrote:I'm confused...if you can transfer your account to a new system if the old one breaks, then isn't that enough?

They want the ability to have multiple Wii U's using one eShop account so they can have all those games on multiple Wii Us.

Essentially they are either cheap, free loaders and/or have a strong sense of entitlement.
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Postby KingBroly » 11 Dec 2012 16:49

It's obvious: They don't want you to sell your system.
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Postby gtt » 11 Dec 2012 16:55

M1 wrote:
gtt wrote:
Chosenoneknuckles wrote:@M1 This.

The gaming / world is a very different landscape than it was when last gen started - since then there's been the major hacking scandals with the HD Twins, the rise of the Anonymous group, DRM, the global recession etc.

Anyone expecting 100% the likes of BC, No Region Locks and Multiple Accounts on the PS4 and X-Box 8 might be in for a rude awakening...


if you think sony/ms or anyone is going to do it like nintendo does, where your hardware is your account, then I have a bridge to sell you.


We will meet you here at the end of 2013 to see who wins out.

Seriously see Vita for Sony's future PSN plans.
You get two Vitas on your PSN account, if you want a third Vita you must do a system format of one of the other Vita and its memory cards.

But no one is going after Sony over it...

I can see Microsoft charging you a fee and/or limiting the number of Xbox 720s you can use with your XBL account.


the account is still portable. you don't have to send in your system to sony to have them log in your account on new hardware.
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Postby M1 » 11 Dec 2012 16:59

gtt wrote:
the account is still portable. you don't have to send in your system to sony to have them log in your account on new hardware.

Not yet you don't.

Nintendo will probably loosen the reigns in time and do something similar to Steam where you have to confirm your email and punch in the code they send to activate another computer.

Though if piracy and hacking takes off with Wii U, Nintendo will probably stick to a more strict view of accounts.
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Postby Mango_Magician » 11 Dec 2012 17:02

M1 wrote:
Mango_Magician wrote:I'm confused...if you can transfer your account to a new system if the old one breaks, then isn't that enough?

They want the ability to have multiple Wii U's using one eShop account so they can have all those games on multiple Wii Us.

Essentially they are either cheap, free loaders and/or have a strong sense of entitlement.


I actually agree. I've heard people complain and say they want to have the ability to play games they've downloaded on any Wii U anywere, but that dosen't make any sense...is carrying a, at most, 3 pound system really all that hard?

(Also I love my Wii U I'm typing from it!)
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Postby M1 » 11 Dec 2012 17:04

Mango_Magician wrote:
M1 wrote:
Mango_Magician wrote:I'm confused...if you can transfer your account to a new system if the old one breaks, then isn't that enough?

They want the ability to have multiple Wii U's using one eShop account so they can have all those games on multiple Wii Us.

Essentially they are either cheap, free loaders and/or have a strong sense of entitlement.


I actually agree. I've heard people complain and say they want to have the ability to play games they've downloaded on any Wii U anywere, but that dosen't make any sense...is carrying a, at most, 3 pound system really all that hard?

(Also I love my Wii U I'm typing from it!)

Well Steam lets you do 5 PCs/Macs
Sony lets you do 3 PS3s and 2 PSP/Vitas
Microsoft I'm not sure what their new terms are.
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Postby LSF22 » 11 Dec 2012 17:25

for now this doesn't bother me too much. my friends don't seem to have an interest in buying the WiiU so i need to bring mine over when i go. the only issue would be if my WiiU died and i needed a replacement. even then, it doesnt seem to be a big deal to have Nintendo do the transfer. its better than nothing.
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Postby gtt » 11 Dec 2012 17:39

M1 wrote:Well Steam lets you do 5 PCs/Macs
Sony lets you do 3 PS3s and 2 PSP/Vitas
Microsoft I'm not sure what their new terms are.


steam has zero limit. You can log into, and install your games on as many devices you want. unless the specific shovel publishers prevent it on their specific game.
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