How to create a Nintendo Network account to link to 3DS or Wii?

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If entertainment through i Games is an aspect of great interest to you, then surely you have intended to re-enter one of the most famous video game platforms in the world: Nintendo.

This company, founded in 1989, has presented an increasingly attractive evolution for video game lovers, adapting more and more to new technological trends.

Nintendo Network

In 2012, Nintendo launched a platform compatible with the Wii system and Nintendo 3DS , through which users had the opportunity to play their favorite video games against some of the more than 26 million members that make up the platform.

Nintendo Network on 3DS consoles

For these types of consoles, create an account on the Nintendo Network platform it is a fairly simple procedure. To do this, use the Home button to locate the Miiverse icon.

This is a platform that allows users to comment on their experiences with the different video games that they were able to enjoy through the console. To create a Nintendo Network account via Miiverse, you will need to:

  1. Once you have entered the Miiverse interface on your Nintendo 3DS, you will click on an icon located in the upper right part of your touch screen.
  2. A window will appear where you can see, in the lower right corner of the screen, a button with the option "Link an ID".
  • By pressing this button, a new window will appear requesting confirmation of login via a Nintendo Network ID, which you will choose to accept.
  • Some windows will be displayed with information and explanations of what the Nintendo Network is made up of, with some interesting information for parents and guardians.
  • There will come a point where two options will appear: Link an existing account or create a new one.
  • Accept all terms and conditions.
  • Enter your date of birth and other personal data requested by the platform.
  • Continue with the permissions until you reach the part where you can link the Nintendo Network account to your 3DS.
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In this way, you can already play online, download and install updates and applications, as well as download videos.

Nintendo Network and Wii U

For this type of console, the procedure is slightly different , due to the interface it presents, however, it is not complicated at all.

  1. Find the "User Selection" option on your console.
  2. Select the "User Settings" button.
  3. You will then be able to see a new button with the description "User Information", which you will select.
  • It is necessary to press the "Follow" button in the windows that will be presented progressively on the screen.
  • As in the previous process, you will reach a point where you will find the option to link a Nintendo Network ID, where you will subsequently select the option to create a new user.
  • Provide all information required by Nintendo for user creation. This part does not vary much from the previous one.
  • Grant all permissions and accepts all of Nintendo's terms and conditions for using the service.

Finally, yours Nintendo Network ID it will be connected to your Wii U and you can start enjoying, in the same way, all the advantages and benefits that it can bring you together with the Miiverse platform.

Account linking

The first option of both procedures (Link existing Nintendo Network ID) has not been detailed above, as the goal of this article is to create a new Nintendo Network ID. However, you can link an existing account . But it is a process that requires extreme attention.

Either way, the information you provide about the existing Nintendo Network they must be accurate . Since, in the event of an error in one of the characters, user or password, access could be blocked, for example by having to format the Nintendo 3DS.

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