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Nintendo Network

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Nintendo Network
Nintendo Network logo.png
The Nintendo Network Logo.
Provider: Nintendo
Launched: 2012[1]
End of service: Present
Service provided: Online Wireless Communications
Accessible by: Internet
What is a Nintendo Network ID? | Wii U - Nintendo Network ID

The 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.


Players in the United Kingdom who create a Nintendo Network ID between December 10th, 2013 and January 31st, 2014 on their Nintendo 3DS will receive Super Mario Bros. Deluxe as a free download.[2]

Games compatible with Wi-Fi[edit]

The following Pokémon games are compatible with the Wi-Fi Connection service.

Nintendo 3DS titles[edit]


Nintendo online services
 • Famicom Network System (Famicom, 1988)
 • Satellaview (Super Famicom, 1995)
 • Randnet (Nintendo 64DD 1999)
 • Mobile System GB (Game Boy Color/Game Boy Advance w/Mobile GB Adapter and mobile phone, 2001)  • Online Nintendo GameCube gameplay (Nintendo GameCube, w/GameCube Broadband Adapter/Modem Adapter, 2002)
 • Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection (Wii, Nintendo DS Lite, Nintendo DSi, Nintendo DSi XL optionally w/Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector, Nintendo DS & DSi Browser, 2006)
 • Nintendo Network (Nintendo 3DS, Wii U, Web, 2012/3)
 • Nintendo Switch Online (2018; Nintendo Switch)
 • Websites (Nintendo web browser games)
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