Your money is worth an irrational amount to you. A global account is far from a necessity.
I know you're the region lock apologist and all but... surely you're not serious? Lack of global account is pretty inexcusable.
To the TC: Wii U still locks all content to the console. Don't hold your breath that Nintendo will be implementing a real account system anytime this gen.
Are you flipping kidding me? Yeah I did buy a Wii U on launch but I currently own 3 physical retail games for it. Because it has Nintendo network on it I was under the assumption that it did somehow record your purchases if something were to happen.
I don't even understand the point anymore. What makes it anymore different than the Wii as far as digital content goes?
It all starts with this, a jewel containing the ultimate power. -Shadow the Hedgehog