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Unified Wii U and 3DS eShop on the way

Will there be simply one destination for downloadable content for the Wii U and 3DS? Ever since the reveal of the Wii U at last year’s E3, this question has been bouncing in my brain, but now it seems as if we have an answer.

Nintendo customer service representative David Marshall apparently sent an e-mail to a customer wondering if there will be two eShops. Marshall states in the e-mail that “a unified account system will be implemented later this year with the launch of the Wii U. Eventually this same account system will be made compatible with Nintendo 3DS systems. At this time we have no additional details to offer and nothing to indicate how or if this will work outside the United States and Canada. In the meantime, if the system has a problem, taking it to an Authorized Service Center will maintain the Nintendo eShop account. If the system is stolen, we can transfer the account to a new system once we are provided with a valid police report.”

It seems to be a no-brainer to have one unified eShop instead of siloed eShops for the Wii U and 3DS, so let’s hope Nintendo doesn’t drop the ball with this one.


Source: Nintendo World Report