There is an upcoming 3DS system update that is said to unify both Wii U as well as Nintendo 3DS eShop balances into a single Nintendo Network ID. Yes, this is the very same Nintendo Network ID that we talked about earlier this morning. As mentioned in this morning’s story, this particular update would also mean that the eShop funds will no longer remain separate from one another, but rather, they will be merged into a single account that will definitely make things easier to keep track of.
This particular update was shared by Nintendo of Europe president Satoru Shibata during the Nintendo Direct update earlier today, where he also added that the firm would “continue to improve our offerings with Nintendo Network IDs. Eventually more of our services will use them.” In other words, this would also include the Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS. While no concrete release date has been set yet, it is tipped to launch in December and not next year. Apart from that, there was also the announcement of Nintendo Pocket Football, which is Nintendo’s version of Football Manager Live. There is also the addition of collectable stamps which can be used in the Miiverse, where it can be used to earn multiple future Nintendo games, such as Super Mario 3D World.