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Questions tagged [nintendo-network-id]

A Nintendo Network ID, or NNID, is used by systems like the WiiU and 3DS family of systems to identify users and grant access to Nintendo Network features. Use this tag when asking specifically about about the NNID or its uses.

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Changing NNID on Mario Edition New 3Ds

I got a New Nintendo 3DS system, it is a Mario edition so it comes with Super Mario 3D Land preinstalled. I, stubbornly, decided to created my Nintendo account and NNID in my home region, Colombia; ...
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Is it possible to reuse 3DS nintendo account on a Switch? Is there any benefit in doing so?

I already have a Nintendo account created on a 3DS. When adding a new user on a Switch, I have a choice between logging into an existing account or creating a new one. Will I be able to use the ...
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Is it possible to use the same Nintendo Network ID on two 3DS?

I just bought Pokemon Silver on 3DS, for the Celebi and free theme event. I am thinking of playing through it, and completing the PokeDex. If I buy Pokemon Gold and install on another 3DS, using my ...
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If I just purchased a game, but canceled the download, how do I get it back?

I just bought Snake Pass, but my internet started having a seizure, so I canceled the download. It is now gone from my homepage. When I go to the E shop, it just shows purchased. How do I re-download ...
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Is my NNID region locked?

Maybe my question is a little dumb, but better be safe than sorry! Currently I own an American region 3DS, but, I moved and I am now living in Europe. In the sad event that I need to buy a new 3DS, ...
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Is the Nintendo network ban tied to NNID or the console?

I'm considering buying a second-hand New Nintendo 3DS, mainly to play Pokemon Sun/Moon which is a bit "heavy" for the old 3DS. But there's a thing that restrains me. I've heard that players who ...
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Super Mario Run parent/child DLC sharing?

I just bought the level pack in Super Mario Run on iPad for my kid. He's logged on to his own Nintendo Network Id, which is a child account registered under my own NNID. I'd like to play this game ...
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How is 3DS' online gaming experience affected by China's Great Firewall?

So I live in mainland China, under the surveillance of the infamous Great Firewall. However, for my surprise, I am perfectly able to browse in my 3DS' (as long as I don't access a "forbidden" website) ...
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If I create a new Nintendo ID, can I still play my games I have downloaded to an SD card?

I Was wondering if I am able to keep games that I have downloaded to an SD card if I create a new Nintendo ID. I dislike my Nintendo ID very much. I had not chosen it, and it is offensive to me.
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How will system transfer affect my Pokémon X (and other games') data?

Last Christmas, my friend gave me her old Nintendo 3DS as a present and I've loved it ever since. However, she forgot to transfer her data over. Now, one year later, we've finally gotten together to ...
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I created two Nintendo IDs and both have games linked to them… What do I do?

I wanted to transfer my data from my old 3DS to my New 3DS xl, but I had no resources and I put it off. I had created a new Nintendo Network ID for my new 3DS and downloaded games onto it. However, I'...
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Creating a new Nintendo network ID on 3DS with games on it

So I got this used 3DS XL at a pawn shop that has a number of different games downloaded on it. They told me when I bought it that the games were tied to the system so not to try to reset it myself or ...
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Transferring Individual games between 3dses

Okay y'all, I have a problem. In late April, I decided to buy the Nintendo "New" 3ds, upgrading from a 2ds. When I had bought the N3ds, I had decided to give the 2ds to my brother. You see, the 2ds ...
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Pokemon Omega Ruby Bundle Transfer

Recently, I've had problems with my NNID account and wish to make a new one on the same console. My question is, If I restart my NNID account, will my Omega Ruby download be safe, or will it also be ...
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Are 3DS eshop games console bound?

I got an used 3DS, and it came with 2 EShop games (Pokemon OR and DK Returns), the thing is, the old owner's account is still logged in and I lost all the contact info with him. My question is, if I ...
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Does deleting Nintendo Network ID delete save data?

My network ID is tied to a different region because I've moved countries since I made it, so I can't buy anything because I have the wrong currency and the only way to change region and currency is to ...
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Wii U Remove NNID from user (and link a different NNID)

I recently transfered my Wii U data from one console to another, using the built in transfer feature. However, I misunderstood how the process works and ended up with a user with a throwaway NNID on ...
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3ds Nintendo network id link to a new ds

My friend recently deleted my account off of their 3ds and added their own, but I still can't link my current account with my new 3ds. I am currently afraid to do an account transfer because I don't ...
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Can I use my Nintendo eShop balance to buy a present for a friend?

I've got a balance in my Nintendo eShop that I want to use to buy a game for a friend. I've been searching for a way to do it when I found this Reddit post from 2015 that pointed to this Nintendo ...
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Can I get event Pokemon into my game card even if my 3DS is broken?

My 3DS got wet and I'll have to wait until the end of the month to get it fixed due to money issues, meanwhile the Legendary Pokemon distribution event is going on and soon the codes for the Legendary ...
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My 3DS got wet, what did I lose and what can I recover?

Four days ago my 3DS fell into water while on, when I pulled it out it remained on, quickly I turned it off and dry it with a towel, removed the SD card and game card, and placed it in a bowl with ...
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I want to reformat my 3ds system, but there is a software that came with it on the DS. I don't want the progress on it deleted. Is that possible?

I just want to start my Miiverse account over, but to do so, I have to transfer the NNID to another device(my brothers 3ds). He has to have his system reformatted for that to work. When he got the 3ds,...
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Can I create a new NNID account (or use a different one) and still keep the games I have in the first account?

So I want to create a new NNID account on my 3DS (because long story short my NNID region is set to mexico even though I'm in the US). However, I bought a lot of things on this account and I'm not ...
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If you have a Nintendo Network ID on your Wii U and you get another Wii U, can you log in on the other Wii U with your same account? [duplicate]

I got a Wii U, and I made myself a Nintendo Network ID. Then one day I made my sister a Nintendo Network ID,too. Now, my sister is getting a Wii U, and we don't know if she can use her account on the ...
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How to disconnect your Nintendo Network ID from a 3DS you no longer have access to

So, here the deal: I lost my old 3DS a few months ago and then for Christmas I got a used 3DS that had been factory reset. I went through the process of setting it up and then went to download the ...
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What happens if you delete your Nintendo Network ID, and where do the badges go?

I want to link my new Wii U ID to my 3DS but I don't know what happens to badges.
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Transfer PreInstalled Games from a bundle WiiU

I want to buy a Splatoon/SSB4 WiiU Bundle, but I already own another WiiU with an NNID Account (also linked to my 3DS). Can I download the pre-installed SSB4 and Splatoon to the Other WiiU? And if it ...
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Does changing a Nintendo ID remove or make unusable preinstalled games?

I purchased a preowned Wii U with 11 game discs, the system itself is the Zelda Wind Waker HD deluxe edition. If I add my Nintendo ID and remove the old one does that make the game on there unplayable ...
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Are 3DS games and progress backed up to your Nintendo Network ID?

So, the other day I was playing on my 3DS and I set it down to grab some food from the fridge. In the not even three minutes I was in the fridge, my sister knocks the 3DS off the counter into the wall ...
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About 3DSware games

So I have this awesome game on my 3DS, but it's a 3DSware game, and I have a ton of memory on the game itself. Is there any way that I can transfer this game onto my 3DSXL without erasing all of its ...
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What is the recommended upgrade path from Wii and 3DS to Wii U?

I've just got a WiiU and am going to dust off my Wii and transfer my Wii data to it. I've connected to the new store and Nintendo network via my 3DS. Is there an order to transfer my Wii data and ...
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Mii changed on my 3DS

So I have had my 3DS for about three years now as well as a Nintendo Network ID. My little brother was recently given a Wii U and being the kind older sister I am, set it up for him on my Nintendo ID. ...
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Can I use my NNID on another Wii U?

Splatoon is coming out soon, I'll have it, but immediately after picking it up I need to catch a plane to my parents' house. They also have a Wii U. Can I use my NNID on her Wii U, have my online ...
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Nintendo Miiverse ID Setup Problem

So I recently created a NNID (Miiverse Account) and I have setup everything, i.e email, DOB, region, etc. When I login to miiverse, however, it says I would like to know if there are any additional ...
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3DS XL Nintendo Network ID linking

I have a 3DS XL and I also have a Nintendo Network ID linked to it. I'm planning on trading it in to get a new 3DS XL. Would I have to do a system transfer to get my Nintendo Network ID if I deleted ...
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How do the codes for the final Club Nintendo Platinum/Gold reward work?

I am a platinum member on Club Nintendo, and recently Nintendo released their Elite member rewards for the year: downloadable 3DS/Wii U games. I own a physical copy of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and ...
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How do I change my Nintendo Network ID?

Actually, I have a lot of questions. See, my previous home was in Mexico and my Nintendo Network ID has that country registered. Now I live in the USA and I want to use dollars to buy cards for the ...
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Can I redownload a game I bought on the new 3ds if I bought it without a NNID?

Basically I'm planning on buying the new 3ds and I'm planning on transferring all the games from my older 3ds XL to it. But before I do that if I were to get on my new 3ds without setting a NNID and I ...
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Nintendo Network ID requirement

Which regions are accepted by Nintendo Network ID? I live in Malaysia and they don't allow me to join the network ID. Any idea or list of which countries are accepted? I have tried it a few times and ...
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Transfer NNID & save data from one Wii U to another Wii U?

For several months I had been keeping my Wii U at my friends' house. They just got a new Wii U, and we want to transfer their NNID's (Nintendo Network ID's), purchased content, and save data from my ...
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Can I keep downloaded games on a 3ds XL after a system delete?

December 2014 I decided to buy a Nintendo 3DS XL off of eBay, and found one with hard copies of games, and Ocarina of Time 3D installed onto the device, so when it arrived at first I was super happy ...
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Will my eShop downloads be deleted if I delete my Nintendo Network ID?

I accidentally put in my email wrong when setting up my Nintendo Network ID and now I have forgot my password. Seems to me that the only option is to delete my NNID. Will this delete my eShop games? ...
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Create a new Nintendo Network ID

I'm not quite happy with my NNID I registered initially, and I want to change it. I'm planning to register a new NNID user, unlink current user from Nintendo Club, link new user to Nintendo Club. As ...
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What exactly happens when you change your 3DS region?

In the 3DS' System settings app, you can try to change your region settings (Country and State/Region). If you attempt to do this, though, a warning is displayed which basically says anything related ...
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What happens to game saves when you delete a Nintendo Network ID?

I don't care for the games or the DLC I bought, but what happens to game saves like Pokemon Y, SMT, Rhythm Thief, etc.? I read somewhere that deleting NNID deletes saves games. I cannot find out if ...
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If you delete your Nintendo Network ID, what happens to the Pokemon Transferred using Pokemon Bank and Pokemon Transfer?

I just need help about the Nintendo Network ID, my Pokemon Bank Trial has just expired and I can't transfer my Pokemon to Pokemon Y without Pokemon Bank and Transfer. That's fine, because I already ...
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Can I use my Nintendo Network ID on multiple 3DS systems?

I have a 3DS for me, and one that the kids share. I understand that I can't use purchases from my system on the kids' one. Can I at least sign in with the same account? I don't want to have to make a ...