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I do kinda wish Nintendo would give us a discount for wiiU owners who bought mk8 and for vc titles. Like say give us 50% off or something when upgrading to mk8 deluxe and vc for example. Cause Nintendo does have information for all our purchases which we made with our wiiU account, you just have to call them if you ever say got your system stolen and need to transfer your games to a new system.

             

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Well that's good. Does that mean you can also download the games downloaded from the 3DS and Wii U..?

 

              

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oniyide said:
superchunk said:

You can't make that assumption. Nintendo has not made an announcement about VC yet, unfortunately.

considering how Ninty has operated with things like this, why cant he not assume?

1. With Wii U you were able to bring your Nintendo console based Wii VC games over with a very small cost. Wii U only has Nintendo console VC content.

2. Nintendo now ties 100% of content to your account and that has been done with the launch of My Nintendo and that includes digital content purchased on Wii U and 3DS.

3. When Nintendo stated Switch does not have backwards compatability, it specifically only called out physical games.

4. Reggie also highlighted VC as an option in an interview with Wired. 

What I would say first is, we recognize that some of our most passionate fans have spent quite a bit, whether it's with Virtual Console on Wii or Wii U, and we recognize that consumers are rightly concerned about moving to Nintendo Switch without backward compatibility. My comment is: Stay tuned, we understand the concern, more information to come.

~ https://www.wired.com/2017/01/reggie-fils-aime-nintendo-interview/

I think that all highly suggests that Nintendo WILL have a digital form of backwards compatability, if only for VC titles. We do know that VC titles (some) will be getting enhanced with online play and maybe they will, once again, make us pay $1~$2 to upgrade the titles to Switch from either our WiiU or 3DS .. or free if we owned the title on both systems.



KLXVER said:

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.

- Cross-buy games you had on PS3/Vita are playable on PS4.

- You console can break. Then you would have to buy a new one. As it is tied to your account, you can just login and re-download stuff. On Wii U you had to call Nintendo and send the console to them so they can transfer your purchases.

I think the benefits are pretty clear.



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.

Games that were supported on both platforms, you could in several situations. You didn't have to rebuy PS1 classics to download them on Vita. I didn't need to re-buy Journey or Flower in order to play them on PS4. The only you can't re-download those titles is because they weren't supported. It'd be like complaining that a digital download of Metal Gear Solid 4 didn't work for PS4. The game wasn't made for that platform.

Edit: pretty sure the 3DS stuff should transfer over if the same platforms are supported on Switch eShop.



Still scared about the day my 3DS will crap out and lose all my digital purchases. Considering the fact that my 2006 GBASP still works though, that may take some time, but still.

how easy is to unlik a accont and link to another switch?
Have I to call to nintendo number, give the ID of new and old systems, and ask for linking to the new switch?

I have a 4 terabyte HD hooked to my WiiU with a ton of games. Given the limited amount of storage the switch will be capable of (256GB+26GB initially) I plan to actually leave my WiiU hooked up to the TV. This does seem like a step in the right direction but even if it all transfers over i doubt there would be many titles I would want to bring over to my switch. I love the retro machine that I have with my WiiU but I just don't think the storage i would need to have everything on switch will be available any time soon. No I am not interested in having 8 SD cards to keep track of so I can have all my digital stuff available.

maxleresistant said:
Rocketjay8 said:

Better late than never.

Better late than never would have been fine in 2011 when the 3DS came out.

But they pushed it wayyyyyy too far.

Again it's better late than never. You sound like its better that they didn't do this at all.

 

 

jonathanalis said:
how easy is to unlik a accont and link to another switch?
Have I to call to nintendo number, give the ID of new and old systems, and ask for linking to the new switch?

You needed to call Nintendo before because purchases were tied to console itself not to account, and now they are tied to account not to console, so there is no need any more to call Nintendo.



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We still have toknow how many wii u eshop games will be available on the Switch (if any) and if there will be some type of conversion/upgrade fee.