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Old 02-21-2017, 07:00 AM   #1
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Start Claiming Your Nintendo Gamertag Now

The Switch doesn't launch for another 10 days, but you can now start claiming your unique Nintendo tag. The always informative Wario64 noticed that account creation has been activated.



So if you don't want a tag cluttered with extraneous underscores and numbers, hit this link now. You can link this ID to your existing Nintendo account, or your Facebook, Twitter or Google accounts.

Source - Engadget
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:09 AM   #2
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Does it not recognize capitals, or did I just mess up?
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:23 AM   #3
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Does it not recognize capitals, or did I just mess up?
I put in caps and it turned it into all lowercase.
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Old 02-21-2017, 07:54 AM   #4
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waiting on the confirm email with verification code.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:10 AM   #5
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Yep, no capitals allowed, but numerals and underscores are okay as long as they aren't the first character.

I think it's silly that we need yet another Nintendo username, but okay. I have like 4 of them now.
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Old 02-21-2017, 08:56 AM   #6
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Sorted. Squatted mine.
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:03 AM   #7
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Nabbed pomeroy. So that's exciting. Now if only I'd been able to get pomeroy on PSN, I'd be golden.

*shakes fist at the guy holding his name who hasn't done anything on the account in five years*
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Old 02-21-2017, 09:58 AM   #8
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Nintendo's account systems are inane. So I have a Nintendo Account, a Nintendo Network ID account, and a Club Nintendo Account now? WTF.
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Old 02-21-2017, 10:32 AM   #9
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waiting on the confirm email with verification code.
Same. It's taking a long time.

While I don't expect to be picking up a Switch (or any other current Nintendo platform) in the near future, I do want to ensure that my ID is reserved in the event I do jump in eventually.
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Odd that it's taking so long for y'all. I got mine in seconds.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:00 AM   #11
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Done. fitbabits is reserved.
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Old 02-21-2017, 11:11 AM   #12
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I tried yesterday and it simply wasn't working, but this morning it worked instantly, so I assume that the site is being overwhelmed by overzealous nerds who want to claim their names. (Including all of us, obviously).

Is there any chance of Nintendo merging the various accounts and trying purchases to that one account rather than to individual consoles?
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Old 02-21-2017, 12:55 PM   #14
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Sweet! I'll just go in and... "Please enter at least 6 characters"

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Old 02-21-2017, 01:07 PM   #15
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"thebone" wasn't an option?

Or "ogbone"?
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:22 PM   #16
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Nabbed pomeroy. So that's exciting. Now if only I'd been able to get pomeroy on PSN, I'd be golden.

*shakes fist at the guy holding his name who hasn't done anything on the account in five years*
When I first bought a 3DS I discovered that some chucklehead had already taken MagGnome, which surprised me, so I went went with MagnanimousGnome instead. Then when that account was replaced by the Nintendo Account I got MagGnome, phew!

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Nintendo's account systems are inane. So I have a Nintendo Account, a Nintendo Network ID account, and a Club Nintendo Account now? WTF.
I complained about this above. It's overly convoluted, but things are moving in the right direction. Club Nintendo is closed, so that account is moot. The NNID will likely go the way of the dodo when the 3DS sunsets. The Nintendo Account is what they've been unifying everything under, including My Nintendo, their smartphone titles, and the Switch. Though they did include friend codes in Fire Emblem Heroes on top of the Nintendo Account, so who knows what the heck Nintendo will do in the future.
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Old 02-21-2017, 01:28 PM   #17
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Is there any chance of Nintendo merging the various accounts and trying purchases to that one account rather than to individual consoles?
Your purchases are already tied to your Nintendo Account. If you go to my.nintendo.com and login you can view your entire purchase history on the 3DS and Wii U eShops. The problem is that currently this account is tied to your hardware (via the NNID), effectively tying purchases to that unit unless you do a system transfer, which is a pain if you, say, buy a new 3DS. Hopefully with the Switch they'll make it easier. The current system is actually pretty close to that of the other consoles, they just need to make account management easier so you can activate and deactivate hardware online and have the same account on multiple units. Though they do have family accounts now, but I'm not sure how these work.

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Old 02-21-2017, 02:16 PM   #18
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"thebone" wasn't an option?

Or "ogbone"?
So people think I'm "theb one", or shorten it to "ogg"? Meh. No place in this world for 4 character avatars.
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Sweet! I'll just go in and... "Please enter at least 6 characters"

b-o-n-e

Yeah, I hit that too. I had to go with my MMO last name with an underscore, which just looks dumb.
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