Go Lock In Your Nintendo Account Name Now - Registrations Are Open!

Think of a good name. It's yours to keep. 


If you've been waiting on pins and needles for Miitomo, Nintendo's first mobile app, and the Nintendo Account that comes with it, rejoice! Your moment has come. You can now go preregister for Miitomo and create a fresh new Nintendo Account before things get all hectic.

Right now you can head over to the official Miitomo site and follow the prompts to create a Nintendo Account that will be used as your key to My Nintendo, which will launch in March alongside Miitomo. It's a replacement for Club Nintendo and will offer interaction with Nintendo products as well as Platinum Points, goods, and more. You can also use it to unify your accounts across your Nintendo devices. Say goodbye to that old, wonky system.

Once you've created your new account, make sure you're preregistered for Miitomo if you're wanting to get into the Nintendo mobile scene. Miitomo, as we've discussed before, is a social app that wants to get you a little closer to your friends. You can create your own Mii within the app and give it a voice and personality, just like what we saw within Tomodachi Life. From there, you can get to know your buddies by answering questions, starting conversations, and more. Honestly, it sounds like a pretty interesting experience and I'm interested in trying it out.

Most importantly, you need to go secure your account so you can get a username that hasn't been taken yet. Go go go! And let us know what you choose.

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From The Chatty
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    February 17, 2016 5:55 AM

    Brittany Vincent posted a new article, Go Lock In Your Nintendo Account Name Now - Registrations Are Open!

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      February 17, 2016 6:17 AM

      Not in my country, I guess it's fuccboi23231212 for me when it finally does open.

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        February 17, 2016 6:34 AM

        so you're saying fuccboi will be taken?

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          February 17, 2016 9:58 AM

          Yes. By Patrick "Autoblow" FuccBoivin of Super Best Friends Play. :D

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      February 17, 2016 6:20 AM

      Solstice is fucking locked!! BOOYEAH!

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      February 17, 2016 6:38 AM

      Damn, "Hitlerdidnothingwrong" is already taken.

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        February 17, 2016 6:53 PM

        Try "Whataboutthegoodthingshitlerdid"

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          February 17, 2016 7:25 PM

          I read this as good things shitler did. Way funnier.

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      February 17, 2016 6:53 AM

      is the name you reserved the nickname?

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        February 17, 2016 11:34 AM

        I'm wondering the same. I was able to get Jim hours after registrations started, which shouldn't be possible.

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          February 17, 2016 12:30 PM

          And it also has a pretty short character limit. I can get 'xsoulbroth' in and that's it :\

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            February 17, 2016 1:47 PM

            That username is delicious.

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              February 18, 2016 12:42 AM

              But will there be a Dark Souls port to Nintendo's platform to really drive it home?

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          February 17, 2016 6:51 PM

          Yeah I'm confused. Mine is "Mike" which should definitely not be available!

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      February 17, 2016 8:18 AM

      Is this different than the nintendo account you already have on WiiU?

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        February 17, 2016 8:24 AM

        Apparently, though if you log in with a nintendo ID it basically has all the fields filled out for you, so you basically just agree to the new terms and submit.

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        February 17, 2016 8:29 AM

        Think they are consolidating existing accounts into one Nintendo Account going forward, making improvements on single purchase type of stuff.

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        February 17, 2016 8:05 PM

        It is different but I was able to use my existing WiiU account to login to the site and register the same nickname.

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      February 17, 2016 9:14 AM

      "Longscope" locked in. My reign of terror begins anew!

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      February 17, 2016 9:58 AM

      You can also set up your Nintendo Account here:


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      February 17, 2016 9:59 AM

      Yesss Zek is mine, thanks for the heads up.

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      February 17, 2016 10:04 AM

      Go Lock In Your Nintendo Account Name Now sounds like an indie game on Steam and iOS.

      Alex Navarro would fight hard for it during bombcast GOTY, but no one else would have played it. Maybe Austin for an hour, so he could speak to it's potential but not the full experience.

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      February 17, 2016 10:12 AM

      I might have to use Bobokisser :/

      This contains a word or phrase that other users may find offensive

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      February 17, 2016 10:13 AM

      I got "RomSteady." All is right with the world.

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        February 17, 2016 10:19 AM

        As a side note, it was really weird to see ShackBrowse tell me that I mentioned myself in this post.

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          February 17, 2016 12:00 PM

          what's shackbrowse?

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            February 17, 2016 12:04 PM

            The best way to do the chatty.

            It's an app for Android.

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            February 17, 2016 12:05 PM

            Android application for interacting with the Chatty.

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      February 17, 2016 10:32 AM

      I managed to snag Arcath back from the guy in England that always tries to steal it first.

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      February 17, 2016 12:40 PM

      Character limit is pretty small, Canoe it is!

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      February 17, 2016 12:45 PM

      There's a curious little section in the Miitomo FAQ :

      "(Did we mention that your Mii actually speaks too? Anything you or your friends say about themselves!)"

      So at what point are we going to get hundreds of Shacker Mii's randomly shouting "I love the COCK.!" Probably on Day 1.

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      February 17, 2016 2:08 PM

      I created a new account because I didn't like my old name. Will I be able to link my 3DS to this new account or does it not matter? Weren't there big issues with Wii's and linking Nintendo accounts?

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      February 17, 2016 2:30 PM

      Where do you actually reserve a name? I made a nintendo account and it just asks for a nickname which I think is just for display

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      February 17, 2016 3:55 PM

      nice, snagged OzzieMejia

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        February 17, 2016 4:36 PM

        I registered for a Nintendo account but haven't gotten confirmation email yet. Urg

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      February 17, 2016 7:45 PM

      They are not unique names. None of us are special :<

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      February 17, 2016 7:47 PM

      10 character maximum? WTF Nintendo

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        February 18, 2016 3:08 PM

        And a 20 character limit on passwords

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