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Nintendo Network and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection Are the Same Service

by Pedro Hernandez - January 24, 2012, 12:57 am EST
Total comments: 5 Source: http://mynintendonews.com/2012/01/23/nintendo-supp..., My Nintendo News

The rumored new service is the established Wi-Fi Connection.

Nintendo Network and Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection are one of the same, a customer representative at Nintendo of Europe confirmed.

A reader for the site My Nintendo News, recently contacted Nintendo of Europe regarding the Nintendo Network rumors that have surfaced, including a picture of the box art for Theatrhythm: Final Fantasy which displayed the Nintendo Network logo. The official response the reader got was as follows:

Thank you for your email.

Nintendo WFC (Wi-Fi Connection) and Nintendo Network are one and the same. This is not to be confused with any other network or connection as our servers are integrated to one another.

We hope this information helps you out.

Kind regards,

The Nintendo Team

Since its discovery, it was believed that the Nintendo Network was a new service for the 3DS and Wii U. Whether the renamed service will retain the same features seen on the Wii and DS or will be further upgraded, however, remains to be confirmed.


AdrockJanuary 24, 2012

This really shouldn't be a surprise to anyone. Even a "new service" would be an extension of the old one since they do the same thing. I expect more improvements, slowly but surely. Nintendo is starting to "get it" even if they won't budge on certain things.

thesignpainterJanuary 24, 2012


Don't know what the big deal was with this anyway. It's a name change.

ejamerJanuary 24, 2012

People were probably hoping that this rebranding was indicative of a larger change - perhaps that meaningful new online services and/or standards were being implemented by Nintendo, and that developers would have access to more robust support for network coding.

Don't really see that happening myself, but I would be delighted if proven wrong.

Mop it upJanuary 24, 2012

I figured as much, though I'm not sure why they decided to rename it.

NinSageJanuary 24, 2012

I bet Nintendo Network will run faster due to its blast processing, hemi engine and HD sunglasses.

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