Nintendo Support

How do I create a Nintendo Account?

Important: The ability to use a Nintendo Network ID to sign in to an existing Nintendo Account or to create a new Nintendo Account has been discontinued. We apologise for any inconvenience.

A Nintendo Account is required to use certain services from Nintendo, such as off-device game purchases and the My Nintendo loyalty program.

A Nintendo Account can be linked to your Nintendo Network ID, Facebook, Twitter, Google, or Apple accounts. (Only users age 13 and older can link to social media accounts.)

There are some additional age-related requirements for Nintendo Accounts:

  • Users aged 13 or older can create a Nintendo Account.

  • Users age 12 and under cannot create a Nintendo Account. They can only be created within an existing parent/guardian’s Nintendo Account.

Complete these steps

Is the person that will be using the account age 13 or older?

 Yes

1.    Go to the Nintendo Account website and click Sign in/Create account.

2.    Click Create a Nintendo Account.

3.    Enter your date of birth and click Submit.

4.    What sign in information would you like to use?

  • Social Media (Apple ID, Facebook, Twitter, or Google

  • Nintendo Account only

Social Media

  1. Click the social media service you would like to sign up with (Facebook, Google, Twitter, Apple ID).

     

  2. Enter your log in information if needed, and agree to the site’s terms to create your account.

    • If you do not remember your log in information for the service you want to use, please visit that site’s Help area for assistance.

       

  3. Agree to the terms and conditions, then click “Submit.”

     

  4. A verification code will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. When you receive the e-mail, enter the code into the “Verification code” field and click “Verify.”

    • Verification codes should arrive within a few minutes, and expire in one hour from when they are sent. 

    • If it has been over one hour since you requested the verification code, make sure that you are entering your e-mail address correctly in the account creation screen, and click “resend verification code” to have a new verification code sent.

       

  5. You’re done! You can now use your Nintendo Account to participate in various online services, such as the My Nintendo loyalty program.

Nintendo Account

  1. If you would like to create a Nintendo Account without using a social media account, scroll down to the account information fields towards the bottom of the screen.

    • Once you have created a Nintendo Account, you will always have the option to link an NNID or social media service later.

       

  2. Enter the following information into the fields:

    • Nickname – 10 characters or less

    • E-mail address – Your e-mail address can be tied to one Nintendo Account only. 

    • Password – Passwords must be at least 8 characters long and include a combination of characters from 2 of the following categories: letters, numbers, and punctuation. 

    • Date of birth 

    • Gender (Optional) 

    • Country of residence 

    • Time zone

       

  3. Agree to the terms and conditions, then click “Submit.”

     

  4. A verification code will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. When you receive the e-mail, enter the code into the “Verification code” field and click “Verify.”

    • Verification codes should arrive within a few minutes, and expire in one hour from when they are sent. 

    • If it has been over one hour since you requested the verification code, make sure that you are entering your e-mail address correctly in the account creation screen, and click “resend verification code” to have a new verification code sent.

       

  5. You’re done! You can now use your Nintendo Account to participate in various online services, such as the My Nintendo loyalty program.

No

  1. Go to http://accounts.nintendo.com and click “Sign in / Create account.”

     

  2. Click “Create a Nintendo Account.”

     

  3. Fill in the required information, then click “Submit.”

     

  4. You will be redirected to a page requesting your parent / guardian’s e-mail address.

     

  5. Have your parent / guardian enter their e-mail address into the appropriate field and click “Submit.”

     

  6. An e-mail will be sent to the parent / guardian’s e-mail address that explains how to set up their own Nintendo Account. Once they have created their Nintendo Account, they can add you to it.

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