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Japan: Nintendo Account is now live; official blog launched

Posted on December 1, 2015 by (@OnePunchMaz) in General Nintendo, News

In Japan, Nintendo’s new all-encompassing account feature, Nintendo Account, is now live. You can sign up for it here.

As promised, you can register using your existing Nintendo Network ID or your various social media accounts such as Facebook and Twitter. European, Australian or North American NNIDs won’t work though – looks like we have to wait until the service officially launches in the West. Note, however, that this is not My Nintendo, the successor to Club Nintendo. That is scheduled to launch next year.

Until February 1st, there’s also a promotion where you get back 100 yen for every 1000 yen you spend on the Nintendo eShop.

Finally, Nintendo also updated its official Japanese website. Other than its new visual design, you can now also buy games there and have them downloaded directly to your Wii U or 3DS. They also launched a new blog called Topics where announcements will be made.

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