With the introduction of Nintendo’s Miiverse and Network ID programs, fans no longer have to go through the string of hoops so to speak in talking with people and befriending them. However, it was only exclusive to the WiiU which left 3DS users out of the joys that came with the easier system. Especially so with having a separate Eshop balance. Today, Nintendo has announced that the Network ID system (as well as Miiverse) will be enabled for Nintendo 3DS after a December system update.
Once you download the update, 3DS users will be able to register their Nintendo Network ID that they made for the Wii U on their system. The much anticipated benefit of this update will finally combine the Nintendo eShop account balances enabling 3DS players to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U can still create their own Nintendo Network ID and will be able to take advantage of the feature if they wind up buying a Wii U later on.
As stated previously, this update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on Nintendo 3DS. This will allow users with a Nintendo Network ID and a wireless Internet connection, to be able to connect with players around the world to share their experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.
If you would like more information, check out today’s Nintendo Direct. It is very interesting how the Wii U and 3DS are being integrated to be more user friendly online with each other. It makes me wonder if there will be 3DS titles that work on Wii U and vice versa (such as how some games can be played both on PS Vita and Playstation 3.)