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This article was published on February 17, 2016

Nintendo finally has a way to sync your games across platforms

Nintendo finally has a way to sync your games across platforms
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Nintendo has been gearing up to dive into mobile gaming since last year, and today it’s taking things to the next level. The company has opened international registrations for Nintendo Accounts which will work across mobile platforms and consoles.

Gamespot reported that the company began accepting registrations in Japan last December and said that these accounts would “a cloud-based data service to transfer game data between mobile games and console games.”

The new account will help users sign up in advance for Nintendo’s Miitomo social app, which is set to launch next month. The app’s site is now live.

You can now sign up for Nintendo's Miitomo social app
You can now sign up for Nintendo’s Miitomo social app

Another benefit is that you’ll be eligible to score points under the upcoming rewards program, My Nintendo, which will also launch in March in 39 countries to replace Club Nintendo.

Polygon reported that playing games would earn you platinum points which can be redeemed for things like wallpapers and Nintendo 3DS themes. Purchasing content from the company’s store will score you gold points which will earn discounts on games and apps.

Nintendo announced a partnership with mobile gaming giant DeNA last year and said it plans to launch five mobile games by 2017. The company is also working on Pokémon GO, an augmented reality game that will see players catch, trade, and battle their monsters in the real world by utilizing location information.

You can sign up now using your Nintendo Network ID or social media accounts.

Nintendo opens registration for new Nintendo Account [Polygon]

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