Neoseeker : News : Nintendo Network IDs are locked to one Wii U console
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pipripx Nov 20, 12
sidenote if your a parent buy your kid a vita constle gameplay on the go.i love mine
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nnnddd101010 Nov 20, 12
I was happy to hear that Nintendo was getting rid of friend codes for the Wii U. Then I heard about this. Nintendo's always been behind the curve regarding online play. The Wii was already outdated the day it was released. In an age where online play/connectivity is the norm, this is just ridiculous.

Yet another reason why I don't consider the Wii U an 8th generation console.
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kik36 Nov 20, 12
LMAO This is almost funnier than the Black Ops 2 Map gank.
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bbb7002004 Nov 20, 12
I'll be honest, I don't see why this is bugging people so much. I guess being afraid of a bricking, but Nintendo has had a reputation of long-lived hardware and working with customers to get their stuff back, at least on Wii. Either way, it seems like this is getting blown way out of proportion to me.
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oni_hero Nov 21, 12
quote bbb7002004
I'll be honest, I don't see why this is bugging people so much. I guess being afraid of a bricking, but Nintendo has had a reputation of long-lived hardware and working with customers to get their stuff back, at least on Wii. Either way, it seems like this is getting blown way out of proportion to me.
Today's gamer community is all about online interactivity and portability. Look at my xbox, say I want to play a game over at a friends house on my profile with my save. I can easily do that with features they supply for the console. I haven't touched the ps3, but I assume they have something that does the same. It is the thought of my profile being locked away at my console at home, it bugs me. With the competition doing things that allow for portability, it seems foolish to NOT allow it. Simple as that, it's an ease of access thing.
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ims2golfer Nov 21, 12
If you look in the quote it says right there,
"In the future, you will be able to use your Nintendo Network Account with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC's."
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Antipathy Nov 21, 12
Why Future? Why not now? What possible reason do they have for locking it to one?
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Duncan Idaho Nov 21, 12
quote Antipathy
Why Future? Why not now? What possible reason do they have for locking it to one?
because the code is still being tested, i think it's better than to relase a buggy code that would erase your file or even let your friend have acess to your console and messing around with your saves..., i know the wiiU has issues, but which console that relased last gen dint had them?
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nnnddd101010 Nov 21, 12
bbb7002004 oni_hero On my PS3, not only can I sign into my profile at my friend's house, I can also redownload any games/DLC I bought. So if I break my PS3, I don't lose my PSN games. And if you have PS Plus, you don't lose your save data either, since Plus members get cloud storage.

And the reason it's "bugging people" so much is that it was industry standard about 5 years ago.
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Duncan Idaho Nov 21, 12
quote nnnddd101010
bbb7002004 oni_hero On my PS3, not only can I sign into my profile at my friend's house, I can also redownload any games/DLC I bought. So if I break my PS3, I don't lose my PSN games. And if you have PS Plus, you don't lose your save data either, since Plus members get cloud storage.

And the reason it's "bugging people" so much is that it was industry standard about 5 years ago.
As i said before it's probably because nintendo couldnt achieve a satisfactory result with how the code behaved, nintendo is well known for being a bit of perfectionists on some things.
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ims2golfer Nov 21, 12
Doesn't matter really if you can't log onto it or not. You'd have to create a new Mii on the console your trying to use anyways, and if I'm not mistaken N.N IDs are saved with Miis on the console.
Sense Nintendo Network will be cross platform, you will most likely not completely lose your DLC/bought items on the eShop. Soon the eShop will be accessible on a PC or Smartphone, which probably means that downloaded features will be totally lost. I don't have a Wii-U yet, but I'm almost positive when you first boot up a Wii-U it asks you to create a N.N account, but I'm not sure if it asks you to 'sign in' to Nintendo Network. But again, you will later be able to access NN via PC or smartphone, which could mean REGISTERING on the app/ website. If you register on the pc/smartphone, will you be able to 'sign in' on Wii-U when you first start it? We will probably see down the road, remember people this just came out, nothing that is at launch is usually permanent.
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CarRamrod Nov 21, 12
quote ims2golfer
If you look in the quote it says right there,
"In the future, you will be able to use your Nintendo Network Account with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC's."
The key word is "future" consoles and devices. That can mean many different things, such as Nintendo's console AFTER Wii U, whether it be handheld or the next full-fledged console.
And I understand being perfectionists and such, as many companies try to be even if they fail to do so, but releasing a console behind in something like this is just pathetically stupid. If I want two Wii U's then I should be able to move content seamlessly in our day-and-age, which is the time where content on our phones can be readily available on our PCs or vice versa.
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Duncan Idaho Nov 21, 12
quote CarRamrod
[quote=ims2golfer|message:33937918]
The key word is "future" consoles and devices. That can mean many different things, such as Nintendo's console AFTER Wii U, whether it be handheld or the next full-fledged console.
And I understand being perfectionists and such, as many companies try to be even if they fail to do so, but releasing a console behind in something like this is just pathetically stupid. If I want two Wii U's then I should be able to move content seamlessly in our day-and-age, which is the time where content on our phones can be readily available on our PCs or vice versa.
the thing bud, that nintendo unlike sony and microsoft try to relase working content, not half assed content then it comes the patch.
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ims2golfer Nov 21, 12
quote CarRamrod
f I want two Wii U's then I should be able to move content seamlessly in our day-and-age, which is the time where content on our phones can be readily available on our PCs or vice versa.
Why would you ever want two of the same consoles? I can see handhelds,3DS had 3DS to 3DS transfer, but not consoles. I already stated what happens if your Wii-U breaks, but having two Wii-Us in the same household would just be stupid.
I agree you should be able to, but you don't ever need it. It's like when people were complaining about Netflix and other video streaming software was not there Day 1. You have it on everything already, so why do you need it on your Wii-U on launch? Same basic concept of complaining about things that can be easily changed down the line. It's not like big Ninty WON'T change anything, as you can see the steps they've taken from the Wii. They're learning about what mistakes they made and correcting them. Other things like this original topic of this article is something they can easily change down the line.
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CarRamrod Nov 21, 12
I understand completely, when comparing the three companies, which is why I said companies(in general) and used our smartphones as an example. I agree completely that Sony and Microsoft halfass their content far too often, but Nintendo has to realize that time is of the essence with such a profound feature. Years ago I wouldn't have though this was a big deal, but I now know plenty of people who use their PSN IDs or Gamertags on multiple consoles. The smartest solution Nintendo would have used would have been to force people to create a Club Nintendo account, like Google does with GMail on Android, and use that for their Nintendo Network ID. Club Nintendo is already in place and can be accessed on any internet enabled device. So to implement that onto Wii U and their online network by adding the robust features of friend lists and the likes would have been a very smart thing. That's my opinion at least.
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