Although it was revealed that the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS will have unified account systems, Nintendo of America representative Charlie Scibetta has recently stated that Nintendo is not prepared to confirm such an announcement. Scibetta calls the Nintendo Network a “unified network platform.” According to Scibetta, some of the Nintendo Network features include online multiplayer and the ability to download extra content and full games.
“Nintendo has already announced the Nintendo Network as a unified ‘network platform’ that delivers current and future online services to the Nintendo 3DS system and the upcoming Wii U console. These services include, but are not limited to, multiplayer online game play and the ability to download both add-on content and full games that are also available as packaged software. Further details on these services will be revealed at a later date.”
“However, there is no current announcement concerning a unified online ‘account system’ between Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, which suggests payment implications that Nintendo is not ready to confirm at this time. We hope this clarifies any misunderstanding.”