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Nintendo ID Field Revealed In GAME Mobile App

By Kevin on Nov 05 2012 02:47 AM
UK's most popular video game retailer, GAME, have recently updated their free mobile application. The mobile application provides a great way to collect and redeem Reward points from in-store or online purchases. Those who wish to sign-up for GAME's Reward program, via the mobile application, will notice a newly added field called "Nintendo ID" on the registration form. The Nintendo ID field is located next to other similar gaming network fields such as Sony's PSN ID, Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Tag and Valve's Steam ID.

We already know that Nintendo plans to create a more user-friendly environment to manage and make friends, but this is just one more morsel of clarity on the subject. Will Nintendo's newest digital social network use Nintendo IDs, or something else, like Gamer Tags? Perhaps the Nintendo ID field on GAME's mobile application is a temporary placeholder for another name.

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Source: Nintendo Life, GAME Reward App


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It would be nice if Nintendo chose to use IDs similar to Playstation.

View Postaquizero, on 05 November 2012 - 07:46 AM, said:

It would be nice if Nintendo chose to use IDs similar to Playstation.

I'm not familiar with how PlayStation Network IDs work. Would you mind explaining that a bit?

View PostKevin, on 06 November 2012 - 10:40 PM, said:

I'm not familiar with how PlayStation Network IDs work. Would you mind explaining that a bit?

Well you basically create a username, check if it is available and your downloads are linked to that username from then on. You have access to a buddy list , tropphy list and the playstation store on the console. Your username can be added on different consoles so that any trophies you obtain, even when not on your home console, are linked back to you. You also have game sharing options on the same console. So if I purchase a game on my account and it is downloaded to the system, any other username on the console can also enjoy the game. There is also game sharing across multiple consoles allowing up to two consoles to be able to download the same game. This was changed 11/2011 as it used to be up to 5 consoles. Also you can log on to playstation.com and log in with your email and password to access your buddy list, see who is online and compare trophies.
@aquazero - sir, I believe you have hit the nail on the head. The Nintendo Network ID, or NNID, will be similar to that of the PlayStation Network IDs. Check this out:

The user ID is "willwill"
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View PostKevin, on 07 November 2012 - 08:47 AM, said:

@aquazero - sir, I believe you have hit the nail on the head. The Nintendo Network ID, or NNID, will be similar to that of the PlayStation Network IDs. Check this out:

The user ID is "willwill"


Yes after watching Nin Dir and reading your article I was like, oh just like how PS3 works, which is a great thing. :)
This is truly great. It's about time Nintendo made their online social integration more user-friendly and versatile. Now, my only question is how will the 3DS Friend Codes work. I'm wondering if those will somehow be converted over to NNIDs in the future.

View PostKevin, on 07 November 2012 - 09:13 AM, said:

This is truly great. It's about time Nintendo made their online social integration more user-friendly and versatile. Now, my only question is how will the 3DS Friend Codes work. I'm wondering if those will somehow be converted over to NNIDs in the future.

You are thinking ahead. i like that. It would be nice if they were converted but I assume that there will be a way to link your user ID to your 3DS code. I mean Nintendo would have to really update the 3DS to make the changes. I do not know if they ever really want that much of an update to the interface. I pressume that a new MiiVerse app will be available and within the app will be the "changes" or the linking I was talking about.

View Postaquizero, on 07 November 2012 - 09:17 AM, said:

...but I assume that there will be a way to link your user ID to your 3DS code. I mean Nintendo would have to really update the 3DS to make the changes. I do not know if they ever really want that much of an update to the interface. I pressume that a new MiiVerse app will be available and within the app will be the "changes" or the linking I was talking about.

This. It would make more sense to link the two accounts together, rather than completely changing the structure of the existing 3DS Friend Code format to match the Nintendo Network ID. I can totally see that happening. Great thinking, Ben.

View PostKevin, on 07 November 2012 - 09:23 AM, said:

This. It would make more sense to link the two accounts together, rather than completely changing the structure of the existing 3DS Friend Code format to match the Nintendo Network ID. I can totally see that happening. Great thinking, Ben.

I have been known to have my thinking cap on sometimes.

View Postaquizero, on 07 November 2012 - 09:26 AM, said:

I have been known to have my thinking cap on sometimes.

Oh, trust me. I've been working with you long enough to know that. :)