My boyfriend was at Gamestop one day and a guy came in with a Nintendo 3DS XL asking for a certain price. The Gamestop employee said he couldn't do that. The guy said there were 40+ games downloaded on it. My boyfriend ended up paying for it, but his Nintendo account is still logged in and I can't log out of his account without a password. I wanted to know if it's possible to save the games but delete his account so that I can log into my own account.

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The digital purchases on the eshop are tied to the account. If you change the account you will lose access to the games.

As per Nintendo Support:

Digital game purchases are final, and cannot be transferred to a different Nintendo Account.

  • Please make sure that you are logged into the correct Nintendo Account when purchasing or redeeming a game.
  • The game isn’t limited to the Nintendo Account that made the purchase. Anyone that uses the purchaser’s primary console can play the digital games or DLC that have been purchased by that Nintendo Account.

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