After hearing good news of all your friends, you too succumbed to the temptation to buy the Nintendo Switch, the famous portable console of the historic Japanese brand. After completing the first setup, you immediately tried to access the Nintendo eShop to purchase your first game, but found that to complete the operation you need a Nintendo account. Despite your attempts, you have been unable to understand how to complete the operation and for this reason you would like my help to succeed in your attempt. That's really how it is, isn't it? So let me tell you, you've come to the right place at the right time!

With today's tutorial, in fact, I will explain How to create a Nintendo account from PCs, mobile phones and tablets. First, I will provide you with useful information to discover the benefits dedicated to the users who created the account in question. Below you will find the detailed procedure to connect on the official Nintendo website, both to create your account and to create one to monitor the activity of your children. In addition, I will also explain how to connect the Nintendo Account to the Nintendo Switch, to access all the services that require it.

If you agree and can't wait for more information, let's not waste any more time chatting and take action immediately. Courage: get comfortable, take five minutes of free time and read the following paragraphs. I assure you that by following my instructions and trying to put them into practice, you will find that creating a Nintendo account will be very easy. We bet?

Is it free to create a Nintendo account?

Before going into the details of this guide and explaining, by thread and by sign, How to create a Nintendo accountIt can be useful to know what are the age limits to create one and what are the advantages dedicated to registered users.

First, if you wonder if creating a Nintendo account is freeYou should know that the answer is positive. In fact, registration is completely free and can be done by users at least 16 years old. For users under 15, a creation is planned Nintendo Account for children It can be created and managed by a parent or legal guardian.

Regarding the advantages dedicated to registered users, you should know that a Nintendo account allows you to access the online services of the Japanese company, such as the ability to buy games from a device other than your console (for example, Pc, mobile phone or tablet), to log into the Nintendo eShop and play online with other players.

Also, it can be used in most Nintendo home games, to sync game progress across all compatible devices and to participate in the My Nintendo loyalty program, which allows you to earn points (for example, by completing missions, playing from apps on mobile phones and tablets, or by recording physical copies of games on a Nintendo Switch console) that can then be used to redeem Nintendo rewards such as digital content and discounts.

Finally, if your intention is to create a Nintendo account to use on Nintendo Switch, you should know that it is not possible to create one directly from the console, but it is necessary to proceed from a browser, both from PCs and from mobile phones and tablets.

How to create a Nintendo account from a PC

If your intention is create a Nintendo account from PCYou will be happy to know that the procedure is simple and fast: all you have to do is connect to the official website of the famous Japanese company and choose the registration method you prefer.

To continue, connect to the Nintendo website, click on the item to access (top right) and on the newly opened page press the button Create a Nintendo account. Now, select the option For users over 16 years old. and choose one of the allowed registration modes.

  • Nintendo Network ID : Users who access online services at Wii U y Nintendo 3DS they can create a Nintendo Account using their Nintendo Network ID.
  • Facebook - The ideal solution for those who want to register using their Facebook account. In this case, just click the button Continue as (name) and enter the missing information to complete the registration.
  • twitter - By choosing this registration option, a Nintendo Account will be created with the data associated with your Twitter account. All you need to do is click the button Authorize application (or enter the account details in question in the fields Username or e-mail y password ) and then enter the missing data to complete the registration.
  • google : Create a Nintendo account with your Google account. By choosing this option, the registration form will automatically be filled with the data associated with the selected Google account.

If, on the other hand, you prefer traditional registration by email, on the screen Create a Nintendo account, enter your data in the fields Nickname (maximum 10 characters), Email address, password (minimum 8 characters), Date of birth, sex, Country / Region y Time zone, check the necessary checkbox to accept the terms of service and click the button continued.

Regardless of the recording mode chosen, on the screen Emails related to the Nintendo account, put the check mark next to the article Receive emails and exclusive benefits, to subscribe to the Nintendo newsletter (which allows you to receive promotional emails, the monthly My Nintendo points bonus and participate in exclusive Nintendo prize draws). However, if you are not interested, choose the option Not receive and press the button Confirm and register.

At this point, log in to your inbox, search for the email sent by Nintendo and type the 4 digit code contained within it. Then enter the code in question in the field Confirmation code and click on the button confirmation, to complete the registration and activate your account.

If all went well, you will see the message Congratulations! Your Nintendo account has been created and the box Account Information with a summary of the data associated with your Nintendo account.

How to say Your intention is create a Nintendo account for kids ? If so, please connect to the official Nintendo website, select the options to access y Create a new account, choose the article For users age 15 and under and click on the button come.

Now if you already have a Nintendo account dedicated to users at least 16 years of age, press the item I already have an account, enter the data in the fields Email Address / Login ID y password and click on the button to access. If not, choose the option Create an account and fill out the registration form to create one.

Once done, on the screen Create a child account, enter the details of the child for whom you are creating the account in the fields Child's nickname, Child Login ID, Child password, Child's date of birth y Child sex and click on the buttons presentar y good, to create a secondary account.

It will be useful to know that you can manage the account in question by accessing adjustments from the main Nintendo account and selecting the item Family group. From here, you can also create new Nintendo accounts for kids, up to a maximum of 5 accounts.

How to create a Nintendo Account on mobile phones and tablets

If you wonder if it's possible create a Nintendo Account on mobile phones and tablets, The answer is yes. However, you should know that none of Nintendo's home applications allow the creation of an account: to be successful, you must proceed through a browser.

So, take your mobile phone or tablet, launch the browser you usually use to browse Internet (e.g. chrome en Android o safari en iPhone / iPad) and connected to the official Nintendo website, then press the item to access, touch the button Create a new Nintendo account and select the option For users over 16 years old..

In the new screen that appears, select one of the options available in Nintendo Network ID, Facebook, google y twitter, if you want to register with one of the accounts in question. Alternatively, complete the registration form by entering the required data in the fields Nickname, Email address, password, Date of birth, sex, Country / Region y Time zone, enter the check mark required to accept the terms of service and press the button continued.

So, choose whether you want to subscribe to the Nintendo newsletter by placing a check mark next to the option Receive emails and exclusive benefitsotherwise choose the item Not receive and touch the button Confirm and register. In a few moments, you will receive an email from Nintendo containing a 4-digit code - please enter the code in question in the field Confirmation code and press the button confirmation, to verify your identity and complete registration.

After creating a Nintendo account, you can also create a children's accounts. To do it from the main account settings, connected to the official Nintendo website, touch the voice to access, enter your access data in the corresponding fields and press the button to access, to log in.

On the newly opened page, select the option Family group, choose the article Add a member and touch the button Create a child account. Then complete the registration form with the details of the child for whom you are creating the account and press the buttons presentar y good, to complete account creation.

How to create a Nintendo Switch account

As mentioned in the introductory lines of this guide, it is not possible to create a Nintendo account directly from Nintendo Switch. This means that, if you bought the portable console of the Japanese company, to access online functions such as Nintendo eShopYou must first create a Nintendo account from a PC or mobile phone / tablet and then connect it to your user account on Nintendo Switch (which you should have already created in the first setup phase).

That being said, after creating your Nintendo account by following the instructions I've given you in the previous paragraphs, grab and turn on the Nintendo Switch, hit the icon of your user visible in the upper left corner of the main console screen, make sure you have selected the item profile and press the button Link a Nintendo account.

Then enter the details of the Nintendo account previously created in the fields Email address or user ID y password and press the buttons to access y good, to complete the connection.

If, on the other hand, you want to create a new Nintendo Switch user, select the item System settings (the icon of the gear wheel ) visible on the main console screen and choose option user. On the new screen that appears, select the icon to associate with the user in question, enter the Nickname in the appropriate field and press the button la on the right Joy-Con, to complete the addition of the new user. For detailed steps, you can read my guide on how to create a Nintendo Switch account.