Switch eShop Purchases Will Be Linked to Your Account, Not Console

Switch eShop Purchases Will Be Linked to Your Account, Not Console

Nintendo looks to be changing their policy around digital purchases on their upcoming console, the Switch. If you buy a game from the eShop, it will be tied to your account, rather than the system itself.

"Your Nintendo Account contains your Nintendo eShop purchase history and current balance,” reads a disclaimer, noticed by an eagle-eyed Twitter user during an unboxing video. “By re-linking your Nintendo Account after initializing the console, it will be possible to redownload any software or DLC purchased using that account. (Software that has been discontinued may not be available to redownload in some cases.)"

Currently, purchases on the eShop are tied to your Wii U or 3DS. If you want to claim the game on another system, you’re required to call Nintendo Customer Support and provide serial numbers. This will apparently be a thing of the past on the Switch.

The Nintendo Switch is set to release on March 3. Myself and Angus each had some hands-on time with the system – you can read our impressions here and here. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is set to launch alongside the system.

Source: Eurogamer



 

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Comments Comments (4)

 
Posted by Xenojay
On Monday 20 Feb 2017 2:31 PM
2
Man, you don't really realise how much stuff Ninty doesn't do, until it announces stuff it should have already been doing...
 
 
 
Posted by Bunnny
On Monday 20 Feb 2017 2:43 PM
2
20 February 2017, 02:31 PM Reply to Xenojay
Man, you don't really realise how much stuff Ninty doesn't do, until it announces stuff it should have already been doing...
Exactly man. My thoughts right now are.

"Could Nintendo really be learning right now!? There is still hope!!"
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Monday 20 Feb 2017 4:38 PM
3
One step in the right direction, 20 to go in the next fortnight please nintendo.
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Monday 20 Feb 2017 4:54 PM
1
Hopefully this is a sign of many things to come and a more modern and robust Nintendo system!