Long story short, I've owned more than one Wii U and 3DS. My first Wii U was stolen, my second one I gave to my niece (I then bought another one for myself last month). For my 3DS, I upgrade from a regular to the XL I have now. The issue is I bought digital games on all of them, and didn't realize that I couldn't transfer system stuff. In addition, I have three Club Nintendo accounts because I thought only one can be linked to each Wii U system (three Wii Us, three accounts). Thankfully my current 3DS and Wii U are all on the same Club Nintendo account AND Nintendo Network ID, but I want to get the licenses from the systems I used to own so I can play those games again and don't have to repurchase them.
Help? Would calling Nintendo be useless? I know part of this is my fault because I'm an idiot and didn't do research, but I assumed that it's like the 360, PS3, etc and it's locked to your account and not the hardware itself.
Awesome, thanks for the response. My only remaining question is...
I had a 3DS before I bought my XL that I bought games on, BUT I did not do a system transfer for them because I didn't know it existed. However, I have them registered to one of my Club Nintendo accounts. Is there a way I can get those licenses on my New 3DS, or am I screwed because I no longer have the console? Maybe Nintendo can look at my account and see that they're mine?
This may be a dumb question, but I've honestly never tried it, so how does it work? I am getting a New 3DS (pre-ordered the Monster Hunter bundle on GameStop), but I don't want to lose my digitally bought games. I hear that they are locked to the system, so is there a transfer option already available that I'm oblivious to?
Thanks in advance. The new consoles are out next month.