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Linking network id to new 3ds
Old 12-25-2014, 11:56 AM
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Default Linking network id to new 3ds

I got a new 3ds for my daughter, we had one a while ago and had purchased some games from the store, on trying to link my network id I am told i can't as it is linked to another system. How do i remedy this? I have googled it but I get 3 pages of nintendo links that don't help at all. Cheers and merry christmas folks
Old 12-25-2014, 12:22 PM
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If your Nintendo Network ID is linked to another 3DS it must first be unlinked from that 3DS or system transferred to the new one.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:25 PM
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I don't have access to my old 3ds, I did format it. Best to just contact Nintendo do you think?
Old 12-25-2014, 12:26 PM
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If you really want the old ID, then yes. Otherwise you can always just make a new one.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:52 PM
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Will my game purchases not be linked to the old id?
Old 12-25-2014, 01:21 PM
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Nintendo's system is very peculiar. Purchases are system locked and NNID locked. The process of transferring games to a new system is handled solely by the system transfer option in system settings. Nintendo may be able to assist you with reclaiming your purchases on a new system but it is entirely at their discretion and not the normal process.

And yes, it is a terrible system.
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Old 01-02-2015, 06:46 AM
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Will my game purchases not be linked to the old id?
a friend of mine got his games back on a new system wth his old ID after calling Nintendo. try it, calling them never hurt.
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