Nintendo opened registration for its new account system entitled “Nintendo Account” in Japan today. This new cross-platform account system will tie together the Japanese company’s video game related efforts across consoles, PC, and mobile devices.
The “Nintendo Account” system utilizes “a cloud-based data service to transfer game data between mobile games and console games.” If you are able to read Japanese, then you might find more information listed about the service on its official webpage. If you are unable to read Japanese, you can learn more about the system through visiting Kotaku’s discussion of the topic.
No official announcement has been made by Nintendo regarding a potential registration date for “Nintendo Account” in either the European or North American regions. On a different note, Nintendo does plan to detail information for its new rewards program, My Nintendo, in the coming months.
The “Nintendo Account” system reflects one of the Japanese video game company’s greater attempts to expand the reach of its intellectual properties. The first of Nintendo’s smartphone games, Miitomo, will arrive in March 2016 through a partnership with DeNA. On the console side, Nintendo plans to about its new NX console in 2016 which is rumored to be a console/mobile hybrid that uses “industry-leading” technology.
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