Is a "Nintendo Network ID" different info than a "Club Nintendo" account?

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3 years ago#1
Greetings!

I have a "Club Nintendo" account registered online, but when trying to set up my Wii U, it asks if I have an existing "Nintendo Network ID". I tried entering in the Club Nintendo username/password/e-mail, and it gave me an error message about not matching.

Are these two things different? Should I create a new Nintendo Network ID, and then link it to my Club Nintendo account to register the Wii U?

Very confused, thanks for your help!
3 years ago#2
Yeah they are different. I was confused as well but you'll be given an option to link your Club Nintendo account after you sign up.
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3 years ago#3
Nintendo Network ID is your Wii U account that lets you go online.
3 years ago#4
Yes it's different. Create your NNID then you can go to the Eshop and link your Club Nintendo account.
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3 years ago#5
Yeah, they're different. I was wondering about this too. You'll be prompted with the option to link to your club nintendo account later (or maybe when you access the shop, I can't recall)

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3 years ago#6
The Network ID and Club Nintendo are two separate accounts. Create a Network ID, and then you can link it to your Club Nintendo account to receive coins for buying the system.
3 years ago#7
Yeah, they're different. Linking to Club Nintendo will let you get the coins for registering a system. No need to check the Serial number this time. (Have to wait for the survey to appear in the To-Do List after linking.)
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3 years ago#8
Thank you all very much!
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