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Topic: Can you delete a nintendo network ID?

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astroshamu

1. Posted:

is this possible? or would i have to call nintendo to do this?

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TheKingOfTown

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Why do you want to do that?

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moomoo

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TheKingofTown wrote:

Why do you want to do that?

Let's you have many friends that come over that play on your Wii U. You suddenly have one move away and another that wants to make an account. Or maybe you just want access to twelve different save files.

Regardless, I think it's a pretty good question. I don't know the answer, myself, however.

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ShadJV

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I'd actually like to know this too. My best friend made an account on my system because he will not be getting one anytime soon. Still, in a year or two, he probably will end up getting one. I mean, I doubt I'll ever use up the number of accounts limited to a system, but it would be nice to be able to remove an account I no longer need.

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KingDunsparce

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I hope so, but as I have on my Xbox, I'll just make a Guest account for most people to use :)

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FiveDigitLP

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When you delete a user you have two different options. You can delete the local user on your console as well as the associated Nintendo Network ID, or you can choose to just delete the user, but leave the NNID. Either way, though, the NNID will not be usable on another system. (Believe me, I've tried.) If you just delete the user, you have the ability to create another user on that same console and then associate the NNID with that new user, but, as has been reported, Nintendo Network IDs are permanently attached to a console (at this time, hopefully), so you can't log in with the ID under a different console. If you try, it will just say "This Nintendo Network ID is associated with another console" (or something along those lines).

Likewise, if you delete the NNID, it still won't allow you to create a new user on a different console with that Nintendo Network ID--it just says that the NNID has been deleted.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. I've tried so many methods to try to get my Nintendo Network ID off of my first Wii U, so I'm kind of an expert, sadly. :-(

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Ducutzu

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Thanks for the help. So if you delete the NNID, can you create it back on the same console with the same name later?

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FiveDigitLP

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If you delete a user but not the NNID, you can later create a user with the same name, same Mii, etc. and then associate that user with the old Nintendo Network ID.

But if you actually go through the steps of deleting the user AND the Nintendo Network ID, then I am pretty sure you will not be able to use it again, even on the same console. I haven't actually tried this yet (because it wouldn't have been useful to me), but I'm pretty confident about it.

And really, unless you know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you will never use that Nintendo Network ID again and/or you are paranoid about Nintendo storing any online data associated with that ID (such as Miiverse posts, friends, previous downloads, etc.), then I don't really see a reason to delete a Nintendo Network ID--especially if you consider that it's likely Nintendo will eventually make it available for you to use a NNID on other systems. Also, keep in mind that when you delete it, the name is still taken, so the only benefit to deleting the ID is just to ensure no one has access to your online records.

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teus

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FiveDigitLP wrote:

When you delete a user you have two different options. You can delete the local user on your console as well as the associated Nintendo Network ID, or you can choose to just delete the user, but leave the NNID. Either way, though, the NNID will not be usable on another system. (Believe me, I've tried.) If you just delete the user, you have the ability to create another user on that same console and then associate the NNID with that new user, but, as has been reported, Nintendo Network IDs are permanently attached to a console (at this time, hopefully), so you can't log in with the ID under a different console. If you try, it will just say "This Nintendo Network ID is associated with another console" (or something along those lines).

Likewise, if you delete the NNID, it still won't allow you to create a new user on a different console with that Nintendo Network ID--it just says that the NNID has been deleted.

If you have any other questions, feel free to ask. I've tried so many methods to try to get my Nintendo Network ID off of my first Wii U, so I'm kind of an expert, sadly. :-(

fortunatly this is something that will change, it was mentioned eventually they will change it to allow you to carry over the id to a different console

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Ducutzu

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The NNID is linked to your country. You cannot change the country for a given NNID. So I was interested to know if you can delete it and then re-create it back one with another country.

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Jaz007

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Does anyone know how to delete a nintendo network Id without deleting the user with it. From what I've seen it's not possible

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FiveDigitLP

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Ducutzu wrote:

The NNID is linked to your country. You cannot change the country for a given NNID. So I was interested to know if you can delete it and then re-create it back one with another country.

Ah. Yeah, you can't actually recreate the NNID. You can only create a new user and then log in using your previous NNID.

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Does anyone know how to delete a nintendo network Id without deleting the user with it. From what I've seen it not possible

No, I have not seen that it is possible to delete a NNID without deleting the user as well, sadly.

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SuperZelda12

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I made a ID on my cousins console but after a week I got a wiiu for my birthday and now I can't connect sadly....:( Any ideas?

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mrkuribo

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Your NNID is tied to the Wii U console. That's why it's not possible to log-in from another Wii U. You just need to make a new ID, unfortunately. Nintendo really needs to have a real account-system. Because of this, I don't buy any full-price games from the eShop. If your console breaks, say goodbye to all of those digital games.

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Ebitwomaru

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mrkuribo wrote:

Your NNID is tied to the Wii U console. That's why it's not possible to log-in from another Wii U. You just need to make a new ID, unfortunately. Nintendo really needs to have a real account-system. Because of this, I don't buy any full-price games from the eShop. If your console breaks, say goodbye to all of those digital games.

Oh my gosh, is that right? If you Wii U breaks you can't log-in into a new one? So what are the pros of a NNID?

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Tasuki

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@michaeldove: If your console breaks you can send it to Nintendo to get repaired and if need be they will transfer the stuff to a new Wii U.

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Ebitwomaru

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@michaeldove: If your console breaks you can send it to Nintendo to get repaired and if need be they will transfer the stuff to a new Wii U.

Well, Nintendo could spend several weeks fixing it. Mmm... I thought this would be like Steam: you can log-in on any computer you want with no problems. Valve seems a bit advanced with digital downloads and stuff.

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JellySplat

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Well I was permanently banned from Miiverse for "Hateful Bullying" (total crap. more like stupid admins taking words out of context and perma-banning me for it anyway) and I'd like to delete my NNID and start over. My only restraint from doing so is the fact that my games will be deleted from my system which is why I don't typically buy downloaded games. but I do have a few I'd like to keep (fire emblem awakening, shovel knight, ALL of my ambassador program titles) and would not like to have to buy dlc all over again...

Is there any way to keep my current game software, and delete my NNID??

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