Yesterday, the eShops for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS went offline for maintenance. Many assumed, and many were correct that the combined Nintendo Network ID, Miiverse, and eShops were finally coming. If it has not done so for you already, run a system update on your 3DS, sign in by either using your existing NNID from Wii U or creating a new one, and you are ready to go.
Also worth noting is that this update now allows you to transfer your data as many times as you want from one 3DS to another, as long as you wait seven days between each transfer. Previously, you could only do this up to five times.
If you are wondering how to combine your NNID and eShop accounts for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, check out our handy-dandy guide!
Dec. 10, 2013 13:00 UTC
Nintendo News: Nintendo 3DS System Update Brings Nintendo Network ID and Miiverse
REDMOND, Wash.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– A system update for Nintendo 3DS is now available and brings with it new features that enable Nintendo Network ID functionality, as well as the ability to browse and post on Miiverse.
The update will allow users to register a Nintendo Network ID to their Nintendo 3DS system. If they also have a Wii U system, they can use the same Nintendo Network ID to combine their Nintendo eShop balances and Wish Lists. A Nintendo Network ID is required to download free content, like game demos, from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS.
In addition, Miiverse support has been added, allowing Nintendo 3DS users to connect with players around the world to share experiences and game tips. While the full Miiverse experience on Nintendo 3DS requires a broadband Internet connection, there is also an offline mode for players without access to Wi-Fi. Users can queue up to three posts while in this mode, and those posts can be manually posted to Miiverse once a Wi-Fi connection has been established. As with Miiverse on Wii U, users can include select screen shot content from either the top or bottom screen of the Nintendo 3DS system.
The update also lets Nintendo 3DS owners transfer all of their content to different Nintendo 3DS systems an unlimited number of times, once every seven days. Before the update, users could only perform a system-to-system transfer a total of five times.
For more information about this system update, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds/system-update. For more information about Nintendo 3DS, visit http://www.nintendo.com/3ds.
[PR Email from Nintendo of America]