EA Confirms Nintendo Network ID Needed To Play Online

EA has pretty much confirmed that we will be have individual Nintendo Network ID’s when we take our Wii U console’s online. The information was revealed in EA’s privacy policy, which details exactly how you will play EA games online using the Nintendo Network. By signing up to EA’s Origin you will need to transfer data to the company, including your Nintendo Network ID.

If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you. You need an Origin Account to play EA’s titles online. By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.

79 thoughts on “EA Confirms Nintendo Network ID Needed To Play Online”

            1. Wii U most likely has friend codes for backwards compatibility. If it didn’t you wouldn’t be able to play mario kart online with your friends or any other game that uses friend codes (animal crossing city folk,etc).

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                  1. A good idea!!! but the wiiu is a different system , so what if one of your 3ds friends never buys a wiiu ???

                    It would be ABSOLOUTLY IMMENSE if the wiiu and 3ds could communicate with each other via a swapnote update or a new application :)!!

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                    1. well they said, 3DS will have an update to support miiverse, so they could be comunicated by FC because the 3DS use it, but Wii U to Wii U might be as simple as an username instead of FC

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                  1. I think you missed his point. He means where you use a single friend code stored on the console for ALL games for that console, like with the 3DS. It’s not possible for Wii and DS games, since all of them had their own friend codes.

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    1. You can be identified on your origin account by your username, email, or nintendo network id.

      The Nintendo Network ID could be a username, but it also could be a friend code (which are present on the Wii U). For comparison on Steam (the best Online Network) you have a SteamID which is a series of random numbers and you have a CommunityID which is also a random string of numbers which actually has 1 more number than a Wii friend code. Obviously on Steam though you also have a username.

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  1. Meh, its not really that bad of news, it actually sounds better than the stupid friend-codes system that they used on the DS and Wii

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      1. But you forgot its a heavily modified version of the Friend-Code system which Nintendo are saying is actually on par with PSN account names and XBL accounts.

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  2. Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. I hate Origin with a passion. Hopefully Steam should be coming to Wii U in the foreseeable future. Gabe Newell has said he’s interested in the Wii U. Valve might even be working on a Wii U game right now. HL2:E3 anyone?

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    1. WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH YOU? HOW CAN YOU HATE SOMETHING THAT YOU HAVE JUST PROVEN YOU DON’T UNDERSTAND THE USAGE OF? And Steam? On Wii U? You must be having a laugh.

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        1. ^ This. Also, I believe he said that Super Mario 64 was his favourite game (or at least in his top 3). He also said that he loves Nintendo and Miyamoto, so Steam on Wii U isn’t just possible, it’s likely.

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    2. Gabe doesnt know what 3 is :/

      We dont have to use Origin, it basically says they sign us up for them. Most EA games are shite anyway

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      1. EA just takes charge of any game they can. I had to go through the ‘EA Grinding Process’ as I like to call it when I signed up for Star Wars: The Old Republic.

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  3. Uhhh. How is this bad news a Nintendo Network ID is literally the equivalent to a GamerTag or PSN ID. Even on those platforms, you are required to have an Origin account to play online as well you just link your PSN/GT to your Origin account

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  4. EA is so damn stubborn, they wanted Nintendo to use origin from the start, now theyre requiring players to have an origin account to play EA online on the wii U…

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  5. Nintendo I.d sounds very promising.
    People making points that voice chat is a feature in progress makes me feel like Nintendo is gonna put someone outta business lol

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  6. I have zero issue with this. Xbox 360 and PS3 both have the exact same Origin/EA network crap – so this is no fault of Nintendo and rather an EA thing.

    Also, i have no problems with friend codes as long as i only have to input one code per friend to add to a universal friend list that applies to all games. So instead of adding a gamertag like xbox, i add a friend code. Same difference.

    If there are diff friend codes per game, then I’ll be disappointed – but i doubt there will be

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  7. So does that mean the Wii U’s online is origin based or is EA just trying to fuck people into making an origin account to play their games online?…

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    1. People keep mistaking reggie What he said was that they were going to keep it the same but change it very slightly in order to help make friend codes easier to use such as when you put down the friend code it sends a request to be friends,Etc

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  8. All in all a baby xbox live, Online gaming nowadays is a another social platform. Just woundering if I should get this for my daughter on christmas or just stick to a mimi laptop?

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  9. So nintendo is just changin the name from nintendo wi fi to network add some future and wala…no improvment..no chat..stupid friend codes..am glad i cancel my preorder abd get the ps3 i will give a year to the wii u to make everything right or the wii and 3ds will be the last to nintendos at my house i cabt belice they steal doing the same shiet…i love you nintendo but you need to ste up and show that you are the fu…g BIG N

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  10. CAN THE FRIENDS CODE MYTH PLEASE BE PUT TO BED IV ONLINE GAMED ON WII AND CHATTED TO 100S OF PEOPLE NEVER EVER USED A FRIENDS CODE THE WHOLE THING WAS BLOWN OUT OF ALL REALITY AND WIIU ISNT LIKE THAT ANYWAY

    ITS LIKE THE HARDRIVE CLOWNS LOL THERE BE FLASH SOLID STATE DRIVES AND USB DRIVES AND CARDS ITS 2012 NOT FUUKING 1890

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  11. So as long as it’s only for EA’s games, I’m fine. Although I do wonder what the NN ID is. The next Nintendo Direct can’t come soon enough!

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  12. Origin huh, well the PS3 and 360 signs you up for an EA account when you play a game by EA, happened to me when I first played Hot Pursuit. I’ve had a bad experience with Origin, ordered Mass Effect 2 on the 360 when it was on sale and it took forever for it to ship. I just hope it’s for EA’s games and not the entire online experience in general, and that one seems more likely.

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