New Details on Nintendo Accounts

With the wrap-up of Nintendo’s investors strategy briefing, tons of new information about Nintendo’s future is emerging bit by bit. The biggest thing we’ve seen out of this meeting is the new membership program, which many have been waiting for since the close of Club Nintendo earlier this year.

The new “Nintendo Accounts” will be making use of cloud-based data storage in order to trade game data between mobile and console accounts—but that’s only scratching the surface. Nintendo wants to create a “one-stop-shop” for your Nintendo interaction, enabling users to register with just about any form of social media and/or Nintendo Network ID as they can possibly think of, then develop a friends list and keep records of purchases and data from one central place.

There will also be a new points system, to directly replace Club Nintendo, where points can be earned for buying or playing games. While we’re not sure how this works yet, as do know that the points will be useable on physical and digital offerings, but consider this: Points earned by playing games. If that doesn’t encourage greater interaction with Nintendo products, we’re not sure what will, because people love their free stuff!

With Nintendo’s efforts to use their IP in unique and interesting ways, and what we’ve seen of their attempts thus far, it shouldn’t come as too big of a surprise that Nintendo Accounts will somehow be usable with theme parks, stores, and theatres. What does this actually mean? We’ll have to wait and see.

The Nintendo Accounts sign-up will open in March 2016.


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