How do I get a Nintendo Network ID for my switch?

Complete these steps
  1. Press the HOME Button to open the HOME Menu. There are some applications/screens where the HOME Menu cannot be accessed.
  2. From the HOME Menu, tap Friend List on the left.
  3. Your Nintendo Network ID will be displayed in orange lettering, in the top-right corner.

Do I need a Nintendo Network ID for switch?

If you’re planning to purchase a Nintendo Switch, your Network ID will still be tied to your account for your old consoles, you just won’t need to use a Network ID for the Switch.

What is my Nintendo Network ID?

Access the Nintendo Network ID Settings. Your Nintendo Network ID is written in grey text on the top screen (next to the word ID). Your Mii name is written in black text, and also appears beside the picture of your Mii. This is not the Nintendo Network ID.

Is a Nintendo Network ID free?

The Nintendo Network itself is a free service, though some of the available content (such as downloadable content from the Nintendo eShop) costs money.

How do I find my Nintendo Network ID?

From the HOME Menu, tap System Settings, and then tap Nintendo Network ID Settings. The Nintendo Network ID will be displayed on the top screen.

Is a Nintendo Network ID the same as a Nintendo account?

What’s the difference between a Nintendo Network ID and a Nintendo Account? The short answer is that an NNID is used to make purchases on the Wii U and 3DS, while a Nintendo Account is used to make purchases on the Switch. The main reason to link your NNID with your Nintendo Account is to merge your eShop funds.