With the recent investors meeting for Nintendo, a lot of details were brought to light about upcoming ventures. One of which was the partnership with DeNA to make both mobile games featuring their IP’s, and to make a new membership service to replace the now defunct Club Nintendo. Nintendo President Satoru Iwata took the stage to outline some of the finer details of what gamers can expect from this new service.
“While we will announce the details of this integrated membership service at a later date, I can share with you at a high level the idea is that the consumer can access multiple devices using one common ID.” Iwata said “So far, the members input their Club Nintendo ID to use the services,” he explained. “With this new service, our members will be able to visit Nintendo’s website and log in with one ID, and they will receive various services including the ones based on their past purchases and gameplay records as well as services that will be an improved version of the current loyalty program.”
It’s clear that Nintendo is going both a more user-friendly service, but also one that rewards users who access the service from all over.
“For us to be able to bridge the gap between smart devices and dedicated game systems, we will offer advantages to consumers who use one ID across multiple devices,” Iwata said. “With this new membership, we are planning to deploy services that will make playing Nintendo games with their game pals more fun regardless of which platform they are accessing.”
Though unlikely, we might get even more details about the new Nintendo membership service at E3, only time will tell if we will thoug