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Reconfirmed: eShop purchases on Switch are tied to Nintendo Accounts

With the Switch unboxing video that emerged earlier today, we have an important reconfirmation about how the system handles eShop purchases.

Much like with Wii U and 3DS, you can link a Nintendo Account to Nintendo’s new system. On Switch, doing so will allow for all eShop purchases to be tied to that account rather than the system. If you remove that link but re-link it at another point, it’s possible to redownload software or DLC that you purchased. Nintendo does say that discontinued software may be unavailable for redownload “in some cases.”

Reggie had previously indicated that eShop purchases could be tied to a Nintendo Account on Switch. Thankfully, now we have another confirmation straight from the system.

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http://nintendoeverything.com/reconfirmed-eshop-purchases-on-switch-are-tied-to-nintendo-accounts/



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So does this mean we have to buy all the VC games from our WiiU yet again?

KLXVER said:
So does this mean we have to buy all the VC games from our WiiU yet again?

Most probably.

My 3DS purchases on the same account later used for WiiU didn't carry over, so I've no faith in Nintendo allowing WiiU purchases to carry over to Switch



But let me guess - there's no way to bring my wiiU VC or 3DS VC purchases over, even though they are all noted in my MyNintendo Account?

NATO said:
KLXVER said:
So does this mean we have to buy all the VC games from our WiiU yet again?

Most probably.

My 3DS purchases on the same account later used for WiiU didn't carry over, so I've no faith in Nintendo allowing WiiU purchases to carry over to Switch

Well then I hope they at least give us a discount like they did from Wii to WiiU. Otherwise I will probably pass on VC games this time.



so.... 14 years late?

dahuman said:
so.... 14 years late?

Well what is the benefit of it on the PS4 and XB1? I mean the Switch doesnt have Achievements/Trophies and you couldnt redownload your PSN and XBLA games onto the PS4 and XB1 anyway.



KLXVER said:
NATO said:

Most probably.

My 3DS purchases on the same account later used for WiiU didn't carry over, so I've no faith in Nintendo allowing WiiU purchases to carry over to Switch

Well then I hope they at least give us a discount like they did from Wii to WiiU. Otherwise I will probably pass on VC games this time.

Yes, most likely scenario will be going from Wii to Wii U if we talk about Wii U digital games.

 

dahuman said:
so.... 14 years late?

Is it that was a really matter 14 years ago!? And of course better ever than never.



KLXVER said:
dahuman said:
so.... 14 years late?

Well what is the benefit of it on the PS4 and XB1? I mean the Switch doesnt have Achievements/Trophies and you couldnt redownload your PSN and XBLA games onto the PS4 and XB1 anyway.

Steam......



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Miyamotoo said:
KLXVER said:

Well then I hope they at least give us a discount like they did from Wii to WiiU. Otherwise I will probably pass on VC games this time.

Yes, most likely scenario will be going from Wii to Wii U if we talk about Wii U digital games.

 

dahuman said:
so.... 14 years late?

Is it that was a really matter 14 years ago!? And of course better ever than never.

That's why I never paid for VC games lol, that's pretty fucking late