[Rumor] Nintendo CSR claims unified eShop is coming

Posted on July 9, 2012 - 4:00pm by Sean Hinz

According to a Nintendo World Report, in an e-mail from one David Marshall (Nintendo Customer Service Rep) Nintendo is going to attempt to unify the 3DS and upcoming Wii U account systems. No it doesn’t clarify how this will work or if it will include the same content on the respective store fronts, but here is the quote to support the theory.

"A unified account system will be implemented later this year with the launch of the Wii U… Eventually this same account system will be made compatible with Nintendo 3DS systems. At this time we have no additional details to offer and nothing to indicate how or if this will work outside the United States and Canada."

There is no confirmation from Nintendo proper that this is actually going to happen, but that doesn’t surprise me. We have been in the dark on most of this stuff despite the Wii U’s release ever approaching. If this holds true, maybe that means we will see content that can be shared between the 3DS and Wii U. Virtual Console for both devices sounds like just the ticket for me to pick up both these consoles.

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