It's Time to Claim Your Nintendo Switch Username

It's Time to Claim Your Nintendo Switch Username

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The Nintendo Switch doesn't launch until March 3, but you can claim your Nintendo Account User ID for the console now.

If you're planning to pick up the Nintendo Switch when it launches on March 3 - yes, it's just 10 days away - you can go ahead and claim your username right now. There's been a "User ID" field added to your account, and that will be your Switch name. This is a separate name from your Nintendo Network ID, but both accounts will be linked.

If that sounds a little convoluted, well, that's because it is. At this point, you'll have three different Nintendo IDs. There's your Nintendo Network ID, your Nintendo Account, and your Switch User ID. It's possible that the Nintendo Account may eventually replace the NNID, as we learned last week that all eShop purchases will now be tied to your Nintendo Account, and not to the console. I could see the NNID being used for legacy devices only.

Regardless of how Nintendo decides to handle its handful of accounts going forward, if you want to get your preferred username for Switch, you need to register it now. All you need to do is head over to Nintendo's site and log into your Nintendo Account. Once that's done, go to Account Settings and fill in the "User ID" field. Then you can just sit back until Switch launches March 3.

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Nintendo won't send me a verification code.

I don't know if I have them blocked because they don't put anything before @ accounts.nintendo.com

So if it is blocked it'll be hard to find in a massive list of blocked Viagra Spam.

Jacked Assassin:
Nintendo won't send me a verification code.

I don't know if I have them blocked because they don't put anything before @ accounts.nintendo.com

So if it is blocked it'll be hard to find in a massive list of blocked Viagra Spam.

Couldn't you just do a search on "Nintendo", I'm sure they have their own company name somewhere in the e-mail.

Also, what? They released their new Nintendo ID thing or whatever it is called a few months ago, why are they creating something separate altogether now?

Why are they doing such a stupid username system?

'Sir Not-Appearing-On-This-Console', because I won't be getting one.

Marik2:
Why are they doing such a stupid username system?

Isn't this just the same as the Playstaion/Xbox systems? You create a username and your stuff attaches to your account. Unless I'm missing something?

I'm getting flashbacks to Metal Gear Online. Someone hold me.

 

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