Nintendo has turned on the Nintendo Account system in the United States a little early, so you can register right now. It’s really easy to do as I just went through the process myself and it took less than a minute.
Step 1: Go to https://accounts.nintendo.com
Step 2: Sign in with a service you already have. This can be Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, or if you already have a Nintendo Network ID you can use that as well. If you don’t have any of those services, you can create a Nintendo Account from scratch.
Step 3: A verification code will be sent to your e-mail address. Simply type it in to proceed.
Step 4: Check your profile. If you registered with your Nintendo Network ID, as I did, all of my information automatically filled in and I didn’t have to change anything. Even my Mii was imported.
You can optionally choose to link all of your various accounts, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Plus as well. This will allow you to log in from any of your services.
Nintendo Account is the foundation of everything Nintendo will be utilizing going forward. It will be necessary to have one in order to join My Nintendo, the new reward program coming in March. In addition, it will allow you to pre-register for Nintendo’s first mobile game/app Miitomo, which is supposed to start tomorrow at: https://miitomo.com. This will allow you to receive bonus Platinum Points for the My Nintendo rewards program in March. You do need to be 13 or older to create a Nintendo Account.
While creating a new account isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, it’s a step forward in integrating the 3DS and Wii U with Nintendo’s mobile strategy and upcoming NX platform. Complete this easy registration now to prepare for the future.