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Postby robometal cowboy » 18 Nov 2012 20:31

Reminder - Nintendo Network IDs only function on the console they're created on
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Can I Log Into My Nintendo Network Account on a Different Console?
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-No, you cannot. A Nintendo Network Account can only be used on the console where it was created. In the future, you will be able to use your Nintendo Network Account with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC's.

Thanks to Dim for the heads up!
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Postby Ragnarokstorymaker » 18 Nov 2012 20:32

Bummer, really a bummer. But oh well, atleast they've stepped in the right direction.
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Postby gtt » 18 Nov 2012 20:34

oh shovel on a stick. At this rate, they'll have an actual account system in 2403.
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Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 20:36

This pretty much kills any chance of downloading our games on friend's consoles, since we cannot even use our NNIDs there. Why am I not surprised by this?

I knew that PR woman from NoA was BSing us.
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Postby Phantastic » 18 Nov 2012 20:36

what! NO! why?!?!?!?!

At best I was hoping to be able to bring my account to a friends place and redownload games.

At worse: I was hoping to bring my save data over to a friends place and continue playing.

But this is worse than I thought.

Nintendo ID is already worse than psn/xbox live from a generation ago.

I was really exited and just reading this made me lose a lot of hype for the system.


edit: So are we back to square one on if the console breaks you lose everything like with the 3ds? I don't have the console yet so I don't have a great understanding of it all yet, but wow, so far this sounds really bad; no wonder Nintendo waited so long to reveal their account system. They are being way too paranoid.
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Postby soccerfan384 » 18 Nov 2012 20:39

Is the whole account thing really necessary for use on a console that isn't yours? Of course, if something happens to your console, I see the problem, but on someone elses? Whats the point? (I only owned a Wii this gen, so I don't know much about accounts)
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Postby toadster101 » 18 Nov 2012 20:41

What's the point of accounts then?
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Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 20:41

soccerfan384 wrote:Is the whole account thing really necessary for use on a console that isn't yours? Of course, if something happens to your console, I see the problem, but on someone elses? Whats the point? (I only owned a Wii this gen, so I don't know much about accounts)

Bringing your games and user stats to a friend's console for instance.
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Postby Pichu2010 » 18 Nov 2012 20:44

I hope Nintendo implements an account system in the future.

No, this Network ID is NOT an account system. As evidenced by this news.
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Postby WesFX » 18 Nov 2012 20:52

@ddddd

Again, why anyone would assume game sharing would be a thing is beyond my imagination.
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Postby gtt » 18 Nov 2012 20:58

Pichu2010 wrote:I hope Nintendo implements an account system in the future.

No, this Network ID is NOT an account system. As evidenced by this news.


we knew that when they said content was restricted to hardware in a faq the other day. they have zero intention on using a real account system. they probably see it as losing control.
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Postby Autosaver » 18 Nov 2012 21:02

Pretty sure Nintendo said a huge update was coming to 3DS/Wii U regarding Nintendo Network. They even said it will work in the future on other consoles so I doubt we should worry about it.
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Postby tellis429 » 18 Nov 2012 21:06

As I thought, Nintendo network id's is simply to make having friends somewhat more convenient while separating family members...
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Postby Swedish_Otaku » 18 Nov 2012 21:07

I don't know why you'd want to do that...
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Postby ninjaTOASTY » 18 Nov 2012 21:10

So the account I made on my brother's Wii U can't be transferred over to mine when I get it back from Nintendo? Great... -_-
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Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 21:10

WesFX wrote:@ddddd

Again, why anyone would assume game sharing would be a thing is beyond my imagination.

No idea, but some people have blind hope. I was kinda skeptic about this.
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Postby komicturtle92 » 18 Nov 2012 21:12

This is lame but I can kinda see why they're doing that. You log into a friend's WiiU and download your games to that system, your friend wouldn't consider buying that game, because hey, it's already on their system through YOUR account but they can access the game through their own. I think that's the primary reason they're doing this as people can really abuse such access. I remember people sharing PSNs so they can download their friend's games to their PS3 for that reason. And I think Sony decided to cut down the amount of devices you can use your PSN on. I think it was 5. But now, I think it's just 1 PS3, 1 Vita and 1 PSP. It would have been nice if I could log into my account on a friend's WiiU just to improve my stats while playing with him and using my account to go online. What they should have done instead of completely shutting people out of using their IDs on another console is not allow those games tied to that account to be downloaded on other WiiUs. Especially considering ANY user can play the games anyone user downloads tied to their account.

Going to look up on the PS3 situation...
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Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 21:16

@komicturtle92
They could have let us use our NNIDs on other consoles but not download things.
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Postby Meelow100 » 18 Nov 2012 21:19

It's going to be their in a future update, don't worry guys.
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Postby Phantastic » 18 Nov 2012 21:19

ninjaTOASTY wrote:So the account I made on my brother's Wii U can't be transferred over to mine when I get it back from Nintendo? Great... -_-


You just pointed out one reason why this is so stupid. If a family member gets a Wii U later in the future, they can't just use their account from their family's Wii U console.

I read your post about a bricked wii u. That sucks. And seems like it just got worse =/
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Postby Phantastic » 18 Nov 2012 21:21

Meelow100 wrote:It's going to be their in a future update, don't worry guys.


They said nothing about supporting other Wii Us in a future update. It's only confirmed to work on future Nintendo Consoles (so next gen consoles, or new 3ds iteration?) and PCs, smart phones. Nintendo made it clear by not mentioning other Wii U consoles.
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Postby ddddd » 18 Nov 2012 21:25

Meelow100 wrote:It's going to be their in a future update, don't worry guys.

It would be wise to stop assuming that Nintendo will do stuff.
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Postby Autosaver » 18 Nov 2012 21:29

It really doesn't matter if the wording is like that - if you can log in on other devices using your ID, I'm sure it will work on other console in the future.
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Postby GeneralDisorder » 18 Nov 2012 21:30

It honestly doesn't affect me. I don't go to friends houses and log in to my account, even if it's on Steam, PSN, or Live. Overall, I'm still getting the system.
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Postby internet » 18 Nov 2012 21:35

well it seems quite obvious it was going to be the case . They are not going to let people exchange games , because it will not make them any money , it's that simple . That's also the reason why the psn saw its numbers of sharing partners go down (still a great thing that i would use).
I admit i was hoping for it for a brief moment , it would have mean games bought by five people in my case . A very neat way to try a lot of games
No really the account system was always meant to be used by one person on the same hardware . The only way to share game is to lend the actual disc .
Aside from "settings" the only possible legitimate use of an account is to deactivate it after the physical product was stolen. The rest obviously is not going to make them any money , so just don't expect to pay less for your games.
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