Previously, Nintendo Accounts were only available to user of age 13 and older. With the introduction of child accounts, they can now be created for children of any age. To create an account for a child, a parent or guardian must have a Nintendo Account.
Having a Nintendo Account allows the user to access various services through My Nintendo, receive various discount offers and exclusive items, and enjoy other benefits. For more details about services you can use with a Nintendo Account, please visit this FAQ.
*For information on how to create a child account, please see "How can I create a child account?"