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Topic: Do I need to buy BOTW twice?

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Maxware

Hi everybody,
I just got my Nintendo Switch and I'm so excited about it. I bought Zelda BOTW online from the new console ; download is in progress.
My question is: can I use my account to download the new Zelda game on my Wii U console or should I buy it once again?
I know this might seem stupid, but in my experience Nintendo has been so restrictive so far.
Cheers

Maxware

Octane

@Maxware Yes, if you want to play the game on Wii U as well, you need to buy it again.

Octane

ProjectX1991

Hi @maxware,

I believe you can't buy Zelda on one platform and play across both platforms. I believe you'd have to buy them separately just like you would the physical version.

I could of course be wrong as I only bought the physical game for my Switch and not my WiiU...but I'm pretty sure the game is tied to the platform you purchased it for.

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KirbyTheVampire

Why would you buy the inferior Wii U version when you already have it on the Switch?

KirbyTheVampire

RetroRider

@KirbyTheVampire My guess is because he probably has another person in the house who wants to play too, it'd be cheaper than buying another Switch to get the game.

RetroRider

10-zx

Yes. It was made for Wii U, but it has better specs on Switch, and you can take it anywhere with Switch.

But it's still a Wii U game.

The only logical answer is to get both.

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LinktotheFuture

I have the Switch version, but I would like to get the Wii U version for my collection.

After all, I have Twilight Princess on GameCube, Wii, and Wii U.

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twindragon

@Maxware you bought Zelda digitally?! There goes half your storage lol I would have saved that storage for small games that can only be bought digitally.

twindragon

jump

Shane76 wrote:

I got Twilight Princess for Wii day 1 and then got it for Gamecube when it released. Could have done without the GC version.

The GC is the better version, left handed Link and no waggle controls.

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Alright, I gotta stop getting into arguments with jump. Someone remind me next time.

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Dreamliner

jump wrote:

Shane76 wrote:

I got Twilight Princess for Wii day 1 and then got it for Gamecube when it released. Could have done without the GC version.

The GC is the better version, left handed Link and no waggle controls.

Wii U version is best.

Dreamliner

Maxware

@twindragon Yes you're right. I bought the console from the airport on my way home. There was no card games available.

Maxware

Maxware

@KirbyTheVampire @RetroRider The Wii U was a present for my son 2 years ago. The Switch was a present for me. My son and I live in separate houses.

Maxware

LzWinky

jump wrote:

Shane76 wrote:

I got Twilight Princess for Wii day 1 and then got it for Gamecube when it released. Could have done without the GC version.

The GC is the better version, left handed Link and no waggle controls.

Foolishness. Link was left-handed in the Wii version too. Your perspective is backwards though

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Maxware

Thank you all for your feedback. Nintendo's restrictions sometimes make no sense at all. I can't help but compare with Apple, Android, etc.

What about compatibility with old games? I guess the SDXC kills it all. Any chance with online games for Wii U?

Maxware

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