By Michael Fontanini / February 17th, 2016
Nintendo has launched their new accounts system. You can sign up for a Nintendo account at https://accounts.nintendo.com. This account will allow you to preregister for Nintendo’s upcoming Miitomo app for iOS and Android. Additionally, it will also be used in the MyNintendo system, the successor to Club Nintendo (which launches in North America in March). You can also link your Facebook, Google+, or Twitter accounts with your new Nintendo Account.
If you’re wondering what the difference between a Nintendo Network ID and a Nintendo Account is, here is Nintendo’s answer from the Nintendo of America website.
“Nintendo Accounts and Nintendo Network IDs are used for different purposes.
A Nintendo Network ID is created and used on our dedicated video-game systems, Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family. NNIDs are used for online features (such as online multiplayer or interactions) and for purchasing downloadable software through Nintendo eShop.
A Nintendo Account is necessary to use certain web services (like My Nintendo) and can be used with smart-device applications (like Miitomo).”
So if you are looking forward to the upcoming Miitomo app or plan on taking part in the incoming MyNintendo customer rewards program, you will need to setup a Nintendo Account. It’s very quick and easy to do. Just click on the link above or the source link below to get to the login page.