Getting a Wii U used will let you download the previous user's content

#140DribylfPosted 1/4/2013 7:07:14 AM
http://mynintendonews.com/2013/01/04/used-wii-u-consoles-allow-you-to-download-someone-elses-nintendo-eshop-games-for-free/

Jesus Christ, Nintendo
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#2thelastgogetaPosted 1/4/2013 7:17:45 AM(edited)
Isn't that how every system (including non-gaming devices) work?
You download your DLC or digital games, perhaps delete some for space.
I get all of it if I borrow or buy your system and can download all of the old stuff. >_>

Assuming you aren't a dick who reformats or something...
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#3Soanevalcke6Posted 1/4/2013 7:17:41 AM
thelastgogeta posted...
Isn't that how every system (including non-gaming devices) work?
You download your DLC or digital games, perhaps delete some for space.
I get all of it if I borrow or buy your system and can download all of the old stuff. >_>

Assuming you aren't a dick who system-restores or something...


Only if you know the previous console owners password.
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#4zetsuclonePosted 1/4/2013 7:17:47 AM
lol this console seems like more and more of a joke each day. Why did you people buy this thing again? tablet controller? mario rehash?
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#540Dribylf(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2013 7:21:40 AM
It's tied to your account on the PS3 and 360, not the console.

I'm not sure about the 360 (which is funny because that's my main console), but the PS3 used to let up to 6 accounts share the same content, but now they lowered it to 2.

But if you wipe your account from the console, you can't do it.

The Wii U, regardless if you delete your account or not, will let other people download your stuff.

It's just so sloppy, damn.
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#640Dribylf(Topic Creator)Posted 1/4/2013 7:24:03 AM
zetsuclone posted...
lol this console seems like more and more of a joke each day. Why did you people buy this thing again? tablet controller? mario rehash?


Nintendo games, bruh.

There is no such thing as a "Mario rehash" since only 1/2 true Mario platformers come out each gen, but Nintendo games are fun, enough said.

That said, Nintendo is on thin ice with me.
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#7cabcalloway1983Posted 1/4/2013 7:35:45 AM
zetsuclone posted...
lol this console seems like more and more of a joke each day. Why did you people buy this thing again? tablet controller? mario rehash?


Bought mine because i was tired of replacing my broken 360s and thats an honest answer.
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#8TheStarCorePosted 1/4/2013 7:36:11 AM
Games are clearly tied to the account and console, just like the Xbox. The fact the digital promotion works through your account is proof that your account can register what you've purchased. But at the same time licences are tied to the console, exactly like the 360 is. Although you can't download without the password on a 360, you can set a password on NNID. You just can't transfer NNID's yourself, yet.
#9OtakuGameraPosted 1/4/2013 7:36:22 AM
woooooow, wooooooooooow

inb4whyareyouellingtheconsoleinthefirstplaceidiot?
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#10Dark_Link92Posted 1/4/2013 7:37:22 AM
40Dribylf posted...
It's tied to your account on the PS3 and 360, not the console.

I'm not sure about the 360 (which is funny because that's my main console), but the PS3 used to let up to 6 accounts share the same content, but now they lowered it to 2.

But if you wipe your account from the console, you can't do it.

The Wii U, regardless if you delete your account or not, will let other people download your stuff.

It's just so sloppy, damn.


It makes sense in its own way. It would be kind of a dick thing to do to delete a game you downloaded when someone else in your family is playing it or whatever.
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