One of the biggest knocks on Nintendo in recent years has been how backwards a world they have lived in when dealing with accounts. However, that appears to be changing in the future as Nintendo discussed their future strategies tonight in a business briefing.
Following the briefing, they posted a full run down of the information on their website, including the talk of how they plan to handle future Nintendo platforms.
When we do launch new hardware in the future, rather than re-creating an installed base from scratch as we did in the past, we wish to build on our existing connections with our consumers through NNIDs and continue to maintain them.
Connecting with our consumers through NNIDs will precisely be our new definition of a Nintendo platform.
In other words, our platform will not be bound to physical hardware and, instead, will be virtualized.
This is excellent news, but of course it is still a good ways away. Maybe they will possibly look at implementing it in some way on their current platforms, but it is good to see it may actually happen in the future.