For a long time now Nintendo have kept both the Wii/Wii U and the DS/3DS completely separate from each other. For each console you need a separate account in order to purchase games/add friends but it’s clear that there’s a demand for a unified account system similar to that of the PlayStation 3/4 and the PS Vita, something that Nintendo is “very aware” of.
Speaking with Destructiod, Nintendo of America manager of business development Dan Adelman spoke briefly about the demand for a singular account for both the Wii/Wii U and the Nintendo DS/3DS.
“We don’t have anything new to announce, unfortunately, other than we’ve definitely heard that feedback many times from both inside and outside the company. It’s definitely something that we’re very much aware of. All development for the infrastructure really happens out of Japan, so we’ve kind of communicated this need in the market, and they’re very much aware of it and working towards really just always improving the eShop.”
It would be absolutely amazing for Nintendo to step up and allow crossbuy/crossplay for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, it’s practically what the Wii U does anyway so why not add that technology into a new handheld console? It seems only fitting considering we’re going to be seeing games like Super Smash Bros and Sonic Lost world coming to both consoles.
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