Thursday, December 18, 2014
You Can’t Log Into Nintendo Network On A Different Wii U, IDs Tied To Original Wii U System

You Can’t Log Into Nintendo Network On A Different Wii U, IDs Tied To Original Wii U System

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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  • Baran Altuncu

    BOOM, losing sales from Hardcore gamers like a boss.

  • nick

    for now, there working on changing that in a future update.
    really makes you wonder though how long have ninty been working on this, because, really, there not offering much, and what they are is kinda broken.
    sad to say this has to be the worst launch for a system ive ever seen!
    great, 6 years late to the party AND broken!
    ninty, you sure know how to please your fans………

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