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It has been discovered that Wii U digital titles can be re-downloaded free-of-charge on second-hand Wii U consoles–Nintendo won’t like that one bit.

A forum poster on NeoGAF claims to have bought a second-hand Wii U and discovered that they could download Trine 2 and Nano Assault Neo for free. This could be a result of downloaded titles being tethered to the console and not the Network ID used to buy it.

If this is the case then second-hand Wii U buyers are going to be enjoying a lot of free goodies later in the console’s life cycle.

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Second-Hand Wii U Buyers Can Download the Console’s Past Purchases

It has been discovered that Wii U digital titles can be re-downloaded free-of-charge on second-hand Wii U consoles--Nintendo won't like that one bit.

By Matthew Bennett | 01/4/2013 09:02 AM PT

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It has been discovered that Wii U digital titles can be re-downloaded free-of-charge on second-hand Wii U consoles–Nintendo won’t like that one bit.

A forum poster on NeoGAF claims to have bought a second-hand Wii U and discovered that they could download Trine 2 and Nano Assault Neo for free. This could be a result of downloaded titles being tethered to the console and not the Network ID used to buy it.

If this is the case then second-hand Wii U buyers are going to be enjoying a lot of free goodies later in the console’s life cycle.

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89