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Services that require a Nintendo Network ID

By registering a Nintendo Network ID to your Wii U or Nintendo 3DS you can enjoy a wide range of network services.

On Nintendo 3DS, a Nintendo Network ID is required to:

  • Post to Miiverse, our unique network communication service
  • Download free software, demos, and videos from Nintendo eShop

Please note: a Nintendo Network ID is not required to purchase paid downloadable content from Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.

On Wii U, a Nintendo Network ID is required to:

  • Play online games with other users
  • Access online services such as Miiverse, Wii U Chat, and more
  • Download content from Nintendo eShop