Nintendo announced that it will finally be launching an account system dubbed simply Nintendo Account. The news came during an investor meeting and is a move many have felt the company should’ve made years ago seeing as big players like Sony and Microsoft have done it already.
Nintendo’s struggle to remain relevant is no secret and it’s largely due to its slow evolution into modern gaming, leaving the gap between itself and other big payers even bigger. However with the announcement of its own account system, the company is finally embracing the digital age of gaming, which is something it has been avoiding for some time now.
With your Nintendo Account you will be able to connect your smartphone, PC and Nintendo to each other, but what else it will be able to do is unclear at this point. We’re hoping that purchased games will be stored using this account as in the past if your hardware went so did your saved games. We do know however that you’ll be able to run your Club Nintendo through this account which means you won’t miss out on earning points.
The Account will also pave the way for smartphone games, an area which Nintendo desperately needs to crack in order to remain relevant. The key to its smartphone games being popular will be to make these games transferable between devices, PCs and consoles. The launch date for Nintendo smartphone games has been set for March 2016 so we won’t have to wait too long to see what the company has in store for us.
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