Used Wii U Consoles Come With Previous Owners’ Games

Oh, Wii U. I can't help but wonder what Nintendo was thinking when they designed you.

Oh, Wii U. I can’t help but wonder what Nintendo was thinking when they designed you.

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According to a thread on NeoGAF, a Wii U console’s downloaded data is tied to the console itself instead of to a user account. This means downloaded content like games and DLC is with the console when you own it, and follows it if you decide to sell the console later on down the line.

It stands to reason that this is not an intended “feature” on Nintendo’s part. As it is now, users who get a second-hand console can get the previous owner’s downloaded games for free.

If you’re wondering how this huge blunder came to be, consider this: The current user account system that the Wii U has in place seems to coincide with something similar to the friend code system from the original Wii console.

This type of system is more than a little bit backwards in this day and age. The friend code system was never good. Hiding the code and giving the illusion that someone has a real account (outside of the eShop) doesn’t make it any better.

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Source: NeoGAF

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