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Nintendo membership service will span multiple platforms

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Nintendo has confirmed its upcoming membership service will span multiple platforms come launch.

The upcoming “integrated membership service” from Nintendo will establish a bridge between multiple platform devices.

Speaking during the company’s financial presentation, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata revealed a few more details about the membership 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,” said Iwata.

“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.”

That means that the service will connect your Nintendo experiences across smartphones, tablets, PC, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the upcoming Nintendo NX.

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This was already kind of in action with Club Nintendo IDs, Iwata went on to explain, but the new service will grant members “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 system.”

“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.”

Iwata didn’t go into further details about the service, including whether it would introduce new features such as high score tracking, friends lists or even cross-platform multiplayer.

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