Topic: Help with old Nintendo Account Password

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So I have recently found my old Nintendo 3DS XL. It's been lost for about 2 years and I have been really happy that I have discovered it again. I realized that I have forgotten my ~5 year old Nintendo Network ID password, which is a problem. I tried resetting my password but I forgot that I have been using an old email, which I have forgotten the password to and have tried very hard to get it back, for my Nintendo account. I tried resetting my old email to my new email for my account but it didn't seem to go through (even though in my NNID Settings on my 3DS it says that my email is verified).

I have tried MANY different password combinations in an attempt to get it back but it still says it is incorrect. I can't delete my old account because you need to enter your password to verify that you want to delete your account. I want to delete my account so I can start fresh, and most of the games I have on my account are old and I don't really care about them anymore (also I am pretty sure, but correct me if I am wrong, your games that you bought in a real store and not in the downloadable Nintendo store are still saved on their gamecard, right? So, if I deleted my account I would still have the games that I bought in a real store and have the gamecard to and NOT the downloaded ones I got in the 3DS store, correct? Please correct me if I am wrong).

I made this new account so I could write this and so I can login on a new account on my 3DS, but since I can't logout or delete my old account I can't login on my new account. I don't really know what to do or if I could ever get my Nintendo Account password back. Even if I couldn't get it back, I would be fine with that as long as I could login with my new account and I could still play in my same Animal Crossing New Leaf town with my new account.

I hope this wasn't too hard to read or confusing, I tried to explain my situation as best as I could.



Have you tried contacting Nintendo and explaining your situation?

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