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Old 01-08-2014, 07:08 PM
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I don't like digital downloads. I prefer to be able to hold the game in my hands opposed to having it stuck on my 3DS, but I have a question.

If I downloaded a game from the eShop, then formatted the SD so I could sell the system to upgrade to an XL, and put my NNID in on the XL and such, would I be able to redownload the game free of charge, or would I have to buy it again?
Old 01-08-2014, 07:10 PM
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I don't like digital downloads. I prefer to be able to hold the game in my hands opposed to having it stuck on my 3DS, but I have a question.

If I downloaded a game from the eShop, then formatted the SD so I could sell the system to upgrade to an XL, and put my NNID in on the XL and such, would I be able to redownload the game free of charge, or would I have to buy it again?
if you transfer with both 3dses in front of you, then yes
idk but i dont think so if you just sell the system and get a new one
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Old 01-08-2014, 07:14 PM
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That's a bummer. :/
Old 01-11-2014, 06:03 PM
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the downloads arent account based, it's hardware based.
so format the system without transfer first = lost of everything.
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Old 01-12-2014, 02:00 AM
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Yep, this weirds me out also but purchases are tied to hardware, not NNID.
So as stated earlier, transfer before you format and sell the unit.
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Old 01-14-2014, 07:47 AM
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1. System transfer
2. Copy contents of SD
3. Sell

this is the main reason why they got rid of
the 5-system transfer limit...so everyone would
upgrade to a better unit which i did, bought the Zelda XL.
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