Nintendo’s new online service is called ‘Nintendo Network’

Nintendo Network Logo

The above image of Theatrhythm Final Fantasy‘s boxart has been making rounds around the Internet today, as it depicts a new, unfamiliar Nintendo Network logo.

As shown in Mario Kart 7, Nintendo Network is the new online service Nintendo introduced to succeed the oft-criticized Nintendo WiFi Connection – or at the very least, it’s a great re-branding of their old service. And while this is purely speculation on my part, I expect that the Wii U will share Nintendo Network with the 3DS, seeing how the Wii and DS both utilized Nintendo WiFi Connection. The logo certainly looks slick, and the reception of the 3DS’s online functionality has been surprisingly positive following the last couple of system updates it had.

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  1. NintendoNetworkAllTheWay

    I guessed correctly. I so called this name. I thought it would be too similar to PSN though, but go on with it Nintendo! N WFC was terrible so thanks a lot. But, what about the games that are releasing without the logo? What’s up with that?????

    • I think “Nintendo Network” was introduced with the last 3DS system update (the one at the beginning of December), and its name may not have been finalized when Mario Kart 7 (the first Nintendo Network-enabled game, if I’m not mistaken) came out.

  2. Captainhowdy

    I hope they get rid of the “friend codes” bullcrap for the Wii U. I’m excited for E3.