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Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID Now on 3DS

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You should be excited about Miiverse launching on 3DS last night. Miiverse is the most underrated feature of Wii U, one that's largely overlooked because it’s been locked into a system few people have.

But now Miiverse is on 3DS, thanks to a system update that went live for the handheld last night.

Nintendo has also introduced Nintendo Network ID onto 3DS, which means your 3DS and Wii U are now linked in a few ways. Friends lists are still sadly separate, but money lives across both platforms. Nintendo now requires a Nintendo Network ID to download from the eShop, too.

Not sure why you should begin browsing Miiverse immediately? Let me present a few examples from the brilliant Twitter account @BadMiiversePosts.

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Posted by deltaalphabravo

Will there be penises?

Edited by Trilogy

Cool! "Ole Saint Nicholas" is bringing me a 3DS soon. Glad they're adding this. I'm assuming you can draw with the 3DS stylus?

Posted by Thoseposers

It's a tad bit slow from what i've tried so far but i love that you can attach screenshots

Edited by BigD145

Pooping #mypoopdoesntstink

Posted by Hagane

Nintendo finally enters the 21st century!

Edited by Brendan

Most huggable and heart-wrenching Miiverse post ever (about new Mario game):

"This game is fun my mom and dad have been fighting a lot"

:'(

Posted by MormonWarrior

OH SWEET I've been waiting for this. I get to make a Nintendo Network ID too? I'm getting a Wii U for Christmas, so I should be able to access it there later, right?

Edited by 49th

aww yeah I am going to post the stupidest shit

Posted by Maajin

So weird. Just bought my 3DS yesterday and had a TERRIBLE time with everything down for maintenance before the update hit.

Posted by alwaysbebombing

I just finished singing up for this, but there are only like 10 game communities. They are all games that I don't own, so I guess I don't really get the point of the Miiverse if it's only for super new games.

Posted by RenderB

I hope they keep making these 2 devices work together even more. I would pay for a remote play app that lets me run 3ds games/virtual console titles on my wii u. That, or say use my 3ds xl as a wii u controller.

Posted by BasketSnake

In the near future they will probably add a Majora's Mask emote icon.

Posted by Kem2000

I'm glad it's gonna be on a more active console now. I think I may be receiving a 3DS with Pokemon Y this Christmas.

Any recommendations on games? Less obvious ones anyways. Already looking at the Mario games and Luigis mansion.

Posted by Tireyo

Miiverse > Swapnote

Posted by fisk0

OH SWEET I've been waiting for this. I get to make a Nintendo Network ID too? I'm getting a Wii U for Christmas, so I should be able to access it there later, right?

I certainly hope they've fixed that by now, if you remember the Wii U launch stream Brad and Patrick created accounts on the same machine, and then it turned out Brad couldn't log in with the same account on another Wii U, since it had been tied to the first. I really hope they aren't still doing this, having people create a new account for the 3DS instead of using the same for both their Wii U and 3DS.

Edited by BackpackKat

Just got my 3ds today! Can't wait to mess with this

Posted by xfuturesx

Are they still linking purchases to hardware IDs or the account with that multiplatform implementation?

Posted by MormonWarrior

@kem2000 said:

I'm glad it's gonna be on a more active console now. I think I may be receiving a 3DS with Pokemon Y this Christmas.

Any recommendations on games? Less obvious ones anyways. Already looking at the Mario games and Luigi's Mansion.

The obvious games are the best games. I really, REALLY loved that new Zelda game. Mario 3D Land is great, and Animal Crossing is the game I've poured the most time into. Beyond that there are some niche titles that you'll have to decide on personally. I picked up Fire Emblem and see why it's great but haven't played it much. You might consider Etrian Odyssey IV, Professor Layton, Phoenix Wright, Pushmo, or SteamWorld Dig.

Posted by Shaanyboi

Sad that not every game has a community as of right now. I wonder if they're going to change that, or if other publishers didn't care enough to allow that feature for their older titles.

Posted by Brake

Pretty excellent timing. I just got my XL in the mail today.

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Posted by Nightriff

Where should the GB community navigate too? Is there Funky Barn for the 3DS?

Posted by Aegon

Where should the GB community navigate too? Is there Funky Barn for the 3DS?

It should just be whatever the shittiest game is that no-one bought.

Posted by Microshock

@minivan said:

Friends still separate? Ugh Nintendo what are you doing?

It took them 8 years to finally have an online system without friend codes. 9 years to have a single user ID. It'll take them even longer to think of the tiny things companies have been getting right for ages. They're slow and arrogant.

Edited by alwaysbebombing

Sad that not every game has a community as of right now. I wonder if they're going to change that, or if other publishers didn't care enough to allow that feature for their older titles.

I hope so, I only really buy older titles.

Edited by TheTerribleFamiliar

Next up: Miichievements? Achieve-mii-nts?

Posted by Hailinel

@minivan: They need to work out the conflict of the current 3DS friend system and NNIDs on the 3DS. Miiverse on 3DS recognizes Wii U friends.

One step at a time. Changing everything wholesale at once would lead to far more potential issues.

Edited by jsnyder82

Say what you will about Nintendo, but the Miiverse is maybe the most inviting community for gamers that I've ever seen.

So for it to come to 3DS is fantastic.

Posted by Evan_Buchholz

My 3DS being now my only official gateway into the Miiverse... I gotta say it ain't great. I suppose the Miiverse you access on the 3DS is just some form of the 3DS web browser that is on it, because it is slooooow. But I was now able to sign up for Nintendo ID, so I guess I could just check the actual web browser version since that's actually quick to load.

Also if those smartphone apps they announced for it to ever come out I'm sure they'd be a much better experience than the 3DS.

Posted by 49th

who wants to be my miiverse friend?

ThisIs49th

Edited by GunstarRed

Brilliant. Now I have two places to post the dumbest of drawings.

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Posted by JackiJinx

Heck yes! Updating that bad boy.

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Posted by Colourful_Hippie

Awesome, even less reason to own a Wii U now!

Posted by smellylettuce

Just got a LOZ 3DS XL. Best console purchase I've made in 6 years.

Posted by Shaanyboi

@shaanyboi said:

Sad that not every game has a community as of right now. I wonder if they're going to change that, or if other publishers didn't care enough to allow that feature for their older titles.

I hope so, I only really buy older titles.

They say they're going to be adding communities as they go, so we'll see.

Edited by ptys

Ninners missed the boat on Mii's I reckon. If done well your character should look like something out of the Mario universe or the like, instead if this poorly generated bubble figure? Even though they were unoriginal and kinda dorky I do think Xbox should have kept their avatars as well.

"You can drag a horse to water...(console makers) but you can't force them to drink"

Edited by CircleNine

8 sentences, 1 picture, and 3 tweets. Good article.

Anyways, are purchases still locked to the system they were bought on (unless you do a system transfer) or with NNID on 3DS is that now being moved to the account level?

Edited by SamuraiGarrin
Posted by Zaxex

8 sentences, 1 picture, and 3 tweets. Good article.

Anyways, are purchases still locked to the system they were bought on or with NNID on 3DS is that now being moved to the account level?

Yep, still locked to the system. The account-level purchasing hasn't been implemented yet.

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Posted by criacow

I realize this is something that won't affect a LOT of people, but I was kind of surprised by it: if you have money in the 3DS eShop in multiple currencies, it will *delete all other money, nonrefundable* when you do the conversion, so make sure to spend any money outside your home country first.

(In my case, it's because I live in Canada, but my mom lives in the States, and buys me gift cards for holidays. So I had both Canada and US eShop money.)

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Posted by DeF

I just finished singing up for this, but there are only like 10 game communities. They are all games that I don't own, so I guess I don't really get the point of the Miiverse if it's only for super new games.

They'll open communities for older and less popular games later. Can't flood it with a hundred+ communities all at once.

Edited by CircleNine

Say what you will about Nintendo, but the Miiverse is maybe the most inviting community for gamers that I've ever seen.

So for it to come to 3DS is fantastic.

That's because its easily the most heavily moderated community.

Posted by Tblockkiller

Miiverse is cool but I was most excited about the L+R to activate camera change. I lost count of the number of times I accidentally activated the camera

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