Am I the only one who's bothered by the fact that...

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4 years ago#1
Downloads from the eShop are tied to the device, not to the account? I find this troubling. That's some seriously horrible and restrictive DRM right there. Why is there no complaining about this?
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4 years ago#2
Oh boy, thanks for bringing this up again. There has been plenty said about it.
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4 years ago#3
Yeah I REALLY dislike this too...
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4 years ago#4
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4 years ago#5
Something Nintendo needs to fix with their new online strategy.
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4 years ago#6
pnutut posted...
Oh boy, thanks for bringing this up again. There has been plenty said about it.

And? They haven't fixed it. This is not some minor thing that can be overlooked. This is a pretty major thing. It's a big deal since every other significant download service I know of tied downloads to the account, even if it has a limit on how many times something can be downloaded.

Until they change this, I will never buy a game off the eShop. It's pretty ridiculous and backwards to tie downloads to the device.
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4 years ago#7
HollowNinja posted...
Downloads from the eShop are tied to the device, not to the account? I find this troubling. That's some seriously horrible and restrictive DRM right there. Why is there no complaining about this?

Because it's stupid. It makes sense to tie it to the 3DS so you cant share the games with another system which would force the other person to download them.
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4 years ago#8
HollowNinja posted...
pnutut posted...
Oh boy, thanks for bringing this up again. There has been plenty said about it.

And? They haven't fixed it. This is not some minor thing that can be overlooked. This is a pretty major thing. It's a big deal since every other significant download service I know of tied downloads to the account, even if it has a limit on how many times something can be downloaded.

Until they change this, I will never buy a game off the eShop. It's pretty ridiculous and backwards to tie downloads to the device.


I'm not defending it. Don't hold your breath though. Nintendo isn't going to change their policy on that anytime soon.
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4 years ago#9
Isn't it kind of linked to the account. I mean when you buy the game Nintendo knows you bought it. (They send you a survey) So... if there was ever a problem I am sure all your downloads are backed on their computers and they could probably take care of you. I don't know, I am just guessing.
4 years ago#10
Bad topic title: Am I the only one who's bothered by downloads being tied to a device rather than an account?
Good topic title: It bothers me that downloads are tied to the device, not an account
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