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Nintendo 'very much aware' of fan desire for unified accounts on Wii U and 3DS

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Nintendo is aware of customer feedback from fans asking for unified accounts across Wii U and 3DS eShop, Nintendo of America's Dan Adelman told Destructoid; However, despite these requests, the company has no plans to announce anything regarding the development of a feature that could make this possible.

According to Adelman, the development team doesn't appear to have issues with the current account system as is, explaining:

"In terms of how developers or consumers are impacted by it, I've definitely read a lot of frustrations from consumers. I actually haven't heard it too much from developers.

"It just doesn't come up as much in conversation, or if it does come up, it's usually from a standpoint of them also being a consumer as well as a developer. But I have never heard a developer say, 'I'm interested in making games for the eShop, but because of this account system, I really don't feel comfortable doing that.' That hasn't seemed to be a barrier at this point."

Adelman added that Nintendo is aware of customers asking for the introduction of unified accounts, however. Even so, as all development of the systems necessary to make this happen is based entirely in Japan, Nintendo of America can only communicate to developers what consumers are requesting.

"We don't have anything new to announce, unfortunately, other than we've definitely heard that feedback many times from both inside and outside the company," said Adelman.

"It's definitely something that we're very much aware of. All development for the infrastructure really happens out of Japan, so we've kind of communicated this need in the market, and they're very much aware of it and working towards really just always improving the eShop."