|Service provided||Online Wireless Communications|
|Website||Digital Accounts | Wii U | Nintendo Support|
Nintendo Network (Japanese: ニンテンドーネットワーク Nintendo Network) is a service run by Nintendo that allows users to be matched up with other players and play games with each other. It is used by games for both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. It is the successor to the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service.
- Main article: Friend Code
The Nintendo 3DS family requires every user to have an online ID attached to a Friend Code. It is generated during set up of the 3DS and remains unless the 3DS is formatted. It is used to identify other players on online play along. This feature was also used for the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
In the games
Pokémon X and Y were the first Pokémon games to utilize the Nintendo Network.
Features in the core series games
- The Player Search System uses Nintendo Network to communicate with other players.
- Some Mystery Gifts are able to be received via Nintendo Network.
Features in the spin-off Pokémon games
- Multiple spin-off games use Nintendo Network to access the Nintendo eShop or for other multiplayer features via the Internet.
- The Nintendo 3DS and Wii U allow players to use the Nintendo eShop.
Games compatible with the Nintendo Network
The following Pokémon games are compatible with the Nintendo Network service.
Nintendo 3DS titles
- Pokémon X and Y
- Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
- Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
- Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
- Pokémon Bank
- Pokémon Art Academy
- Pokémon Shuffle
- Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Wii U titles
Players who had a registered Nintendo Network ID got a 30 day free trial for Pokémon Bank from December 27, 2013 to January 31, 2014.
- Nintendo Network Announced; Digital Distribution of Games Envisioned ~ Kotaku
- Nintendo UK offers Super Mario Bros. Deluxe on 3DS if you register your Nintendo ID | Polygon