Feb 21st, 2017

This week, Nintendo pushed an update to their website that allows users to claim their own Nintendo Account user ID. This ID is different from the Nintendo Network ID that was used on Nintendo platforms predating the Nintendo Switch. Going forward, your Nintendo Account user ID will be used for online interactions on the Nintendo Switch.

Creating an ID is rather simple. Just sign into your main account, click “User ID” and type in something that’s six characters or more. Unfortunately, it looks like you can’t capitalize your ID, so xXMarioFanXx is a no-go.

[via Twitter, Nintendo]