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How to register a Nintendo Network ID on Wii U

Registering a Nintendo Network ID on Wii U lets you join the ever-growing community on Miiverse, jump into exciting online multiplayer action, download a vast range of content from Nintendo eShop and more.

  1. From the user selection screen, select the user to link to the Nintendo Network ID.    Please note: User accounts without a registered Nintendo Network ID display a grey background behind the Mii character. User accounts with registered Nintendo Network IDs have blue or orange backgrounds behind their Mii characters.

  2. Select "User Settings".

  3. Select "View/Modify User Information".

  4. Select "Next" or press the A Button and enter the user's password.

  5. Select "Link a Nintendo Network ID" then choose one of these two options:

    • Select "Create a New ID" to create a new Nintendo Network ID

    • Select "Link an Existing ID" to use a Nintendo Network ID already created on Nintendo 3DS

  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.

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