Although you cannot sign into your Nintendo Network account on someone else’s Wii U, Nintendo, of course, has the ability to transfer your account and Nintendo Network ID to another console. A North American consumer had to send in a bricked Wii U system to Nintendo, and Nintendo then sent back a brand-new console that allowed the owner to sign into his or her previously made Nintendo Network account.
To make a Nintendo Network ID on Wii U, you must accept a User Agreement and provide information, including your birthday, gender, state, time zone, username, password and e-mail address. After that, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to your e-mail; confirm it to activate your Nintendo Network ID.
Your username can be between six and 16 characters. You can use numbers, letters, periods, dashes and underscores. You cannot, however, use punctuation as the first or last character of your Nintendo Network ID.
ID Software studio president Todd Hollenshead has told IGN that the company currently has no plans to develop for Wii U, but they are impressed by the machine. Hollenshead said he would have to talk to ID co-founder John Carmack about it. Do you think that games such as Doom and Rage would be a good fit for the Wii U?
“I haven’t really had a chance to sit down with [John] Carmack about it, because it’s his opinion that matters. From what Nintendo is saying, [the Wii U] looks interesting, but it still remains to be seen how it fits within how id Tech 5 would run on it, is the audience right for us to develop games on that platform.”