Emily Rogers, one of the writers for Nintendo Force magazine, has heard rumours that Nintendo may be integrating Nintendo Network ID account systems for the Nintendo 3DS. Rogers also says that she has been informed that on-demand streaming video site Hulu will also be coming to the Nintendo 3DS. Both of these things are expected to be announced sometime later this year.
“Should hear about 3DS NNID account system before end of this year. Hulu coming to 3DS this year.”
Nintendo has announced that its online network will be disrupted due to another emergency maintenance update. Games that will be affected include Pokemon Black & White and Pokemon Black & White 2, along with Wii U matchmaking and rankings. The services will be affected from Monday, February 25th till Tuesday February 26th. Here’s the maintenance window for the following services and titles.
From Monday, February 25, 2013 11:00 PM
- Tuesday, February 26, 2013 5:00 PM Pacific Time
- Nintendo DS
- Network Services
- Pokémon Black Version
- Pokémon White Version
- Pokémon Black Version 2
- Pokémon White Version 2
From Monday, February 25, 2013 4:00 PM
- Monday, February 25, 2013 5:00 PM Pacific Time
- Wii U
- Match Making, Ranking, etc.
- NINJA GAIDEN™ 3: Razor’s Edge
- WARRIORS OROCHI® 3 Hyper
The Nintendo Network ID of NeoGAF member suikodan was apparently deleted, because his or her young niece posted a drawing onto his or her Miiverse account. Because the niece wanted to get credit for her drawing, she asked suikodan to specify the drawing was made by her, a 10-year-old.
Apparently, after Miiverse moderators saw the girl’s post, suikodan’s Nintendo Network ID was deleted, as “children need parental consent to create an account online.” After the incident, the NeoGAF member explained what had happened to a Nintendo representative, who assured that he or she will be able to re-download games that were previously purchased in the Nintendo eShop via that account.
There has been quite a bit of confusion regarding Nintendo Network ID’s being tied to one specific console. The only way to move your Nintendo Network ID to another console is to contact Nintendo of America who have a transfer tool which allows your account to be moved if your original system is broken. One Wii U owner sent his faulty Wii U console back to Amazon for a replacement and soon realised that he couldn’t get his Nintendo Network ID back. Here’s what Nintendo of America told online gaming publication Kotaku.
“Nintendo of America’s repair process includes the transferring of the Nintendo Network ID to a new Wii U console if a replacement system is needed,”
Wii U doesn’t hit Japan until Saturday, but Japanese resident and Sony Computer Entertainment executive Shuhei Yoshida imported a U.S. version of the newest console by Nintendo. Yoshida revealed via Twitter today that his Nintendo Network ID is ShuYoshida, so follow him on Miiverse.
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.
It has been confirmed that you can not sign into your Nintendo Network account on a friends Wii U console. The Nintendo Network account you created is tied exclusively to the system you created it on. Nintendo does say that in the future, you will be able to use your Nintendo Network Account with future Nintendo consoles and other devices, such as PC’s.
If you’re a minor, or if you are looking to register a minor on the Nintendo Network, you’ll be charged $0.50 to verify that a parent or guardian has provided consent for them to be on there. The card information used doesn’t appear to be stored on the Wii U console, or is at least inaccessible from both the minor’s and adults Nintendo Network profiles.
Unlike previous Nintendo consoles and handhelds, the Wii U doesn’t require users to register Friend Codes to add other users as friends; Wii U features Nintendo Network IDs. You can friend a maximum of 100 people on your Wii U, and you can also block users, if you so wish.
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.
If you have a Wii U, update the system as soon as possible to gain access toward a variety of features, including the Nintendo eShop, Miiverse and Wii U Chat.