Undoubtedly plenty of people in Japan and elsewhere received a shiny new Nintendo Switch for Christmas. However, many new owners have taken to social media to ask what the difference is between the two account systems that Nintendo has – the Nintendo account and the Nintendo Network ID. This prompted Nintendo to send out a tweet on Christmas Day explaining the differences between the two, as spotted by Kotaku.
“Currently, we are getting a great number of inquiries about the Nintendo Account”
The Nintendo Account (for smart devices, computers and Switch consoles) and the Nintendo Network ID (for the 3DS series and the Wii U).