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Nintendo confirms "unified account system" for Wii U and 3DS

Will launch with the Wii U later this year in the US and Canada

Nintendo is planning a "unified account system" for the Wii U and the 3DS, according to Nintendo customer service representative David Marshall.

"A unified account system will be implemented later this year with the launch of the Wii U. Eventually this same account system will be made compatible with Nintendo 3DS systems," Marshall confirmed in an email, and reported by Nintendo World Report.

"At this time we have no additional details to offer and nothing to indicate how or if this will work outside the United States and Canada. In the meantime, if the system has a problem, taking it to an Authorised Service Center will maintain the Nintendo eShop account. If the system is stolen, we can transfer the account to a new system once we are provided with a valid police report."

Tying together the two accounts could give gamers the chance to swap content between the devices, much as the PlayStation Network allows gamers to access PlayStation 3 content on the PSP or Vita.

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Latest comments (2)

Patrick Frost QA Project Monitor 5 years ago
Not sure about this. The source article also claimed that digital purchase of NSMB2 would be limitted to the US, however it is possible that the comment was made in the context of the Americas not the world. If that's the case then the report really should have put the quote in proper context.
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Daniel Hughes Studying PhD Literary Modernism, Bangor University5 years ago
NSMB2's digital release is limited to Canada and the US in the Americas, confirmed by other sources. No comment on other regions, but wasn't it confirmed a little while ago Japan and Europe would see the digital release?
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