Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U’s Nintendo Network ID, the console’s version of PSN or Xbox Live Gamertags, is locked to the console it was created on.
“A Nintendo Network Account can only be used on the console where it was created,” said the firm. “In the future, you will be able to use your Nintendo Network Account with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC’s.”
This means Nintendo Network IDs can’t be taken to a friend’s house, and a broken Wii U means there’s currently no way of transferring the ID to a new system.
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