Wii U digital games on new console

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  1. Kimberson

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    Hi all,

    I sold my Wii U and all games just before Xmas to fund the Switch. Basically not impressed with the Switch so I I have just ordered another second hand Wii u off ebay.
    The Question is will I be able to download all my digital purchases on the new Wii U?
     
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    Nope afraid not, they've gone to digital heaven.
     
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    Ooh interesting, the OP will have to keep us informed if he/she can indeed get all the purchases back.
     
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    It may depend on whether they were left on the Wii U that he sold.
     
  6. Kimberson

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    I deleted everything on the old console and put it back to factory settings.
     
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    You've used an account to make those digital purchases, right? If it's anything like on the PS4, or even Steam, all your purchases are linked to that account. If you sign in to your new Wii U using said account, all of your digital purchases should be right there to download again. Anything else would surprise me honestly.
     
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    Nintendo use a different system to Sony and Microsoft, etc so it's not like that unfortunately.
     
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    No quite that simple in the world of Nintendo as downloads are not only linked to your account but also the console they were purchased on.
     
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    Really? Well, that's just... something. Sorry, I didn't know that. Nothing left but to contact support I guess.
     
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    I know some people have posted in the past that they've had success getting 3DS games back on by calling support eg traded in their 3DS for a 'new' 3DS & didn't realise couldn't redownload from store.
    Don't know about Wii U, but would imagine similar. May want to think through what you're gonna say before calling though.
     
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    Hopefully the Wii U broke and you loved it so much you had to get a new one .....
     
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    I have just got off the phone to Nintendo and they have allowed me to move my Nintendo id to my new console. So I can redownload all my old games off the store.
     

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