Prospective Nintendo Switch owners can now register a User ID for the console.
Inside the Account Settings page for a Nintendo Account, there is now a “User ID” section – hit the edit button and claim your chosen title. If you haven’t logged in for a little while, you may be prompted to change your password before you get to claim a name.
If it seems confusing, it sort of is. Your Nintendo Account is separate from your Switch ID, but is intrinsically linked. Your Switch ID is, essentially, a new version of the NNID you may have created for your Wii U or 3DS, and is completely separate.
With eShop purchases now tied to a Nintendo Account for the first time, it may be that this move was the simplest solution to make sure that the new system could be implemented.
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This article was originally posted on IGN
BY JOE SKREBELS