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There has been one feature that has never been part of Nintendo’s strategy in regards to its hardware online infrastructure was preventing games that were purchased on past generations systems to be carried over to their newest hardware. For example, if you purchased Super Mario World on the Wii U and you wanted to play it on the New Nintendo 3DS, you’d have no choice but the purchase it again. This is frustratingly understanding given that you’d have to purchase the same game multiple times. Now it seems that digital purchases will no longer be tied to the consoles themselves.
Nintendo Account users will be able to carry their Nintendo eShop purchase history and balance over to the Nintendo Switch without having to repurchase them from the Nintendo eShop.
“Your Nintendo Account contains your Nintendo eShop purchase history and current balance. 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.)”
This slipped Nintendo secret was revealed by YouTube user, FloKO’s Nintendo Switch unboxing video. By some mistake, the Nintendo Switch was sent to him two weeks in advance for the rest of Nintendo community.
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