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Nintendo to create a unified account system between Wii U and 3DS.

Nintendo is implementing a unified eShop account system for Wii U and 3DS, Nintendo customer service representative David Marshall confirms.

As reported by Nintendo World Report, Marshall stated to one customer that the new system would coincide with this year's launch of the new console.

"A unified account system will be implemented later this year with the launch of the Wii U. Eventually this same account system will be made compatible with Nintendo 3DS systems. At this time we have no additional details to offer and nothing to indicate how or if this will work outside the United States and Canada. In the meantime, if the system has a problem, taking it to an Authorized Service Center will maintain the Nintendo eShop account. If the system is stolen, we can transfer the account to a new system once we are provided with a valid police report."

Connecting both account systems would allow for users to swap content between both devices. He added, however, that the digital format of New Super Mario Bros. 2 will only be available in North America.

"Of course, you asked this question because of the upcoming launch of New Super Mario Bros. 2 in retail and digital formats. What you need to know is that the digital format will only be available in the United States and Canada. We have nothing to announce regarding Latin American availability."

The Wii U is expected to release late this year.