Joshua, a reader of the blog, contacted Nintendo Europe to try to find some more information regarding the Nintendo Network. He specifically asked them whether the Nintendo Network is the same as the current Nintendo WFC, or new and upcoming for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS. Here’s the response he was given by the customer service team:
Thank you for your email.
Nintendo WFC (Wi-Fi Connection) and Nintendo Network are one and the same. This is not to be confused with any other network or connection as our servers are integrated to one another.
We hope this information helps you out.
The Nintendo Team