Nintendo Network and Miiverse coming to 3DS

The December 3DS update brings the portable closer to the Wii U

Nintendo has announced that the December system update for the Nintendo 3DS will let owners merge their Nintendo eShop accounts on the Wii U and 3DS. The company revealed the new feature during today's Nintendo Direct.

Once users have updated, they have to register their Nintendo Network ID on 3DS, which will combine their eShop balances and purchases. Users without a Wii U can also create a Nintendo Network ID for the first time on 3DS. Only one Nintendo Network ID can be registered to each 3DS, and you cannot register your NNID on multiple 3DS systems.

The update will also bring the popular Miiverse social network to 3DS. On Miiverse, users can shared screenshots and drawings with others in game-specific communities.

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Andrew Watson Tools Programmer 4 years ago
Finally an account system for the 3DS' eshop. I hope they'll make it possible to redownload games you bought on a different 3DS in case you lose your original one.

Also miiverse means you can finally take screenshots!
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Jed Ashforth Senior Game Designer, Immersive Technology Group, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe4 years ago
The 1 3DS per NNI may be short sighted - I know plenty of parents with multiple kids and multiple 3DS units in the house.
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Steven Hodgson Programmer, Code in Progress Ltd4 years ago
About time
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Nicholas Pantazis Senior Editor, VGChartz Ltd4 years ago
This took way too long, but I'm glad it's here. Miiverse is great, and having one account on the eShop will certainly benefit me as an owner of both devices.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.4 years ago
Finally. This should have launched day and ate with the Wii U.

Jed, there is so much stuff in games and various system services that are tied to the system account that it would be very difficult to enable multiple accounts. I believe even the Vita is somewhat tied to one account (unless you reset it). I know families often share a portable but they are intended to be personal rather than shared by know, to get more hardware sales.
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