Fans have been getting increasingly vocal over their desires for a unified account across more than jut one Nintendo platform recently, and Nintendo has – sort of – replied.
As it stands, your Wii U NNID (Nintendo Network ID), 3DS account and eShoppurchases are tied to your system, so if you lose your system, you are looking at losing all eShop downloads and game progress. Therefore, there are understandable requests for something across both systems and perhaps online.
What does Nintendo – or more specifically, Dan Adelman, Nintendo of America’s head of business development – have to say about this? Talking to Destructoid, he said: “It’s definitely something that we’re very much aware of. All development for the infrastructure really happens out of Japan, so we’ve kind of communicated this need in the market, and they’re very much aware of it and working towards really just always improving the eShop,”.
According to Adelman, Nintendo has “heard that feedback many times from both inside and outside the company”.
In contrast to Sony, for example, who have unified PlayStation Network accounts across PS3, PS4, and PS Vita, Nintendo is certainly behind in this regard. Are you hoping for unified accounts soon?