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What is a Nintendo Network ID?

A Nintendo Network ID is used to access various online features on the Wii U console or a system in the Nintendo 3DS family. Currently, you can create a Nintendo Network ID using either a Wii U console or a system in the Nintendo 3DS family.

A Nintendo Account is different from a Nintendo Network ID. A Nintendo Account is used for some applications and services on Nintendo Switch, smart devices and personal computers.