Nintendo enters the digital age with 'Nintendo Network'

Nintendo has finally decided to catch up with the competition by introducing Nintendo Network. Nintendo Network is practically everything fans have dreamed of. It allows users to set up separate accounts on the 3DS and Wii U to purchase downloadable content, communicate with other users, and perhaps even buy digitally distributed software. Theatrhythm Final Fantasy will be the first game to implement this system by providing downloadable songs from the Final Fantasy series.

This is something Nintendo should have did a long time ago, but doing this after so long puts into question if Nintendo really knows what it’s doing anymore. I feel as if Nintendo is that old guy on the block who’s doing this just to be cool with the kids.  Nintendo is never like that though, they always try to be different from everyone else so I’m sure there will be some feature that will set Nintendo Network apart from Xbox Live, Playastion Network, and Steam. Also, how will this work on the 3DS with the already established friend codes? Iwata says that it is already “built into the design of the Nintendo 3DS”, so I’m guessing they’ll exist simultaneously somehow.

Via Joystiq