Nintendo Network ID Sign-In Discontinuation for Nintendo Accounts - Update June 2020
We would like to provide an update on the recent incidents of unauthorised access to some Nintendo Accounts.
While there is no evidence that Nintendo’s databases, servers or services were breached, and while while we can confirm that no credit card information was compromised, we took precautionary measures to help safeguard our customers. We discontinued the ability to use a Nintendo Network ID to sign in to a Nintendo Account, and we have reached out to all customers whose accounts we had reason to believe were accessed without authorisation to help them take additional steps to protect themselves.
If someone becomes aware of unauthorised activity using a Nintendo Account, we encourage them to take the steps outlined in the article about the Nintendo Account recovery process or visit this page for general support.
In addition, we continue to strongly encourage all our customers to employ strong, unique passwords and enable two-step verification for their Nintendo Account.
We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will continue working to safeguard our platforms and our customers’ data.
What Is the Difference Between a Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID?
Nintendo Accounts and Nintendo Network IDs are used for different purposes. Information is available that explains these differences.
How do I sign in to my Nintendo Account if I previously used a Nintendo Network ID?
If you are having difficulties signing in to your Nintendo Account and previously used a Nintendo Network ID, information is available regarding accessing your Nintendo Account.
Can I still link my Nintendo Network ID to my Nintendo Account?
Can my Nintendo Network ID still be used to sign in on Nintendo 3DS systems or Wii U consoles?
Yes, a Nintendo Network ID can still be used to sign in on a Nintendo 3DS system and/or a Wii U console.