NNIDs and Miiverse are finally coming to the 3DS

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  1. McHaggis
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    After a long wait since the original announcement, today's Nintendo Direct finally revealed that a December update for the 3DS software will bring Nintendo Network IDs, combining eShop balances across the Wii U and 3DS, and Miiverse integration.

    Great news for those of us who own both systems, or those 3DS owners have coveted the strangely popular gaming social network its home counterpart has had for a year now.

    :arrow:http://www.nintendolife.com/news/20...cial_network_finally_makes_its_way_to_the_3ds
     
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  2. bigjaylildremynameislong

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    Question; how could it possibly take Nintendo so long? It doesn't seem like they're doing much of anything as of late.
     
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  3. Sheimi

    Sheimi A cute Vixen!

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    Which will actually block other regions currency except the 3DS region currency.
     
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  4. ShadowSoldier

    ShadowSoldier GBAtemp Guru

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    This is Nintendo's first home console that has actual good internet capabilities. Needless to say, they're still learning.
     
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  5. emigre

    emigre Has complex motives

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    About fucking time.
     
  6. lismati

    lismati Speedrunner in practice

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    Yes.
    And I guess the youtube app also is coming in December?
     
  7. pokefloote

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    I think they said Youtube was coming this month actually. :)
     
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    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Miiverse is long overdue and good to have on 3DS, but what is the real benefit of combining the funds on the two systems aside from buying 3DS stuff via Wii U and vice versa? Cross-play isn't even happening on it as far as we can tell.
     
  9. Sychophantom

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    What if you have multiple 3DS systems. Do all of them link? Just one?
     
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Welcome to 2004, Nintendo. The coffee is long gone, but you might be able to find some moldy donuts in the corner over there.
     
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  11. ShawnTRods

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    thats awesome :D
     
  12. McHaggis
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    I guess if you get a £50/$50 eShop gift card for Xmas then you can split it between your Wii U and your 3DS. Also, the groundwork is now done for future enhancements like cross-play, if they decided to go in that direction.
     
  13. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    Ain't gonna hold my breath, but I hope they do nevertheless
     
  14. Sychophantom

    Sychophantom I'm a plant.

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    Found my answer. Nope. One 3DS unit per NNID.

    Well, fuck.
     
  15. mysticwaterfall

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    I don't think cross play would happen anytime soon, if ever. There are only a comparitivley few games that are on both 3ds and wii u, and most of those the wii u version is "enhanced" in some way and costs more (mighty switch force, mutant mudds, etc).
     
  16. Ryupower

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    this might effect some people
    3DS update blocks changing of eShop region after NNID registration, funds from other regions to be deleted

    Also
    You Can Only Have One Nintendo Network ID On A Single 3DS
     
  17. PityOnU

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    Not sure what or who would benefit from cross-play... Not many games are on both Wii U and 3DS, and even then, the 3DS version is usually very much different, with different levels or whatever. The only title I could see benefitting from this is MH3U.

    Tying your purchases to an account rather than a system is a huge benefit, though. However, I'm not sure if they've actually done that - haven't watched the Nintendo Direct yet.
     
  18. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer

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    I was mostly talking about virtual console games, but I doubt that'll happen either :/

    I was hoping to see 3DS virtual console games played on the Wii U game pad and Wii U VC games on the 3DS, that sort of feature, but it'll be a cold day in hell I'm sure. ....You know, it's funny, after seeing these announcements in the presentation almost makes me want to keep my 3DS.
     
  19. AngryGeek416

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    Finally...now i can acutally buy something digital from Nintendo without feeling like i got robbed.
     
  20. Ryupower

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    Nintendo should take a look at Sony's cross-buy option that they offer
    so
    if you buy a VC on 3ds or WiiU, you get both
    but that will NEVER happen
    with a NNID it should not be a hard thing to do

    and
    will the Deluxe Digital Promotion with items on the 3ds