Nintendo to Unify Nintendo Wii U and 3DS eShop Accounts

Earlier this year, my first Nintendo 3DS was stolen.  Yeah, it really sucked.  I was even more upset because I had over $500 of downloadable titles in the system, and my insurance wouldn’t cover it.  Well, according to David Marshall, a Nintendo customer service representative:

“A unified account system will be implemented later this year with the launch of the Wii U. Eventually this same account system will be made compatible with Nintendo 3DS systems. At this time we have no additional details to offer and nothing to indicate how or if this will work outside the United States and Canada. In the meantime, if the system has a problem, taking it to an Authorized Service Center will maintain the Nintendo eShop account. If the system is stolen, we can transfer the account to a new system once we are provided with a valid police report.”

…Yeah, I wish this feature would’ve been implemented sooner.  So at least if someone else steals my second 3DS and sells it for drugs, I’ll be able to transfer all my games to a new system.  Thanks in advance, Nintendo! -Greg Boe (admin)

Source: GoNintendo

About Greg Boe

I'm the founder and administrator of Nintendo Charged. I've dedicated the past three years to keeping our readers in the loop with the imaginative world of Nintendo. My biggest gaming interest at the time is the Nintendo Wii U and it's upcoming games, but I've been a close follower of the 3DS since launch in 2011. My favorite game as of now is The World Ends With You on DS. If you have any questions, or just want someone to play online with, leave a comment! I hope you enjoy your visit at Nintendo Charged.

  • Cecil

    Woah, someone stole you’re 3DS?! That stinks… But what do you mean “sells it for drugs”. Did the original thief sell it for that stuff, or what…

    • Greg Boe

      Yeah, it’s a pretty long story haha. But I have a new one now, and have gotten all the good downloadable games back as well.

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