Nintendo has secretly setup a Nintendo Account site and now’s your chance to sign up! While NintendoLife has a pretty good guide on getting setup I have suggestions of my own.
So here’s what I suggest after getting my own Nintendo Account setup. Nintendo and other sites recommend that you sign in with your Nintendo Network ID if you have one. I personally do not. It doesn’t really give you a Nintendo Account to login with and if/when these Nintendo Network IDs go away you’ll then have to switch over to a new type of login. What I suggest doing is going to Nintendo Accounts and then click Create an Account. From there, DO NOT sign in with an existing ID. Create your account from scratch.
After you create your account from scratch, then you can link your NNID to your Nintendo Account. If you use your NNID to create an account you have to sign with that account every time. If you create a new Nintendo Account then link your NNID, it gives you the capability to login with EITHER account… which I’m sure will be helpful in the future. I can’t see NNIDs staying around forever and it was kind of annoying that I couldn’t login with a Nintendo Account and that I had to use the NNID every time.
Also once you sign-up and login to your nice new Nintendo Account, swing on over and pre-register for Miitomo. It will get you a shiny platinum coin for the future.
That’s about it… pretty simple but with some wrinkles that sadly I had to navigate through. Nothing is perfect and Nintendo is far from perfect but at least they are trying! Here’s to the future.