Nintendo Adds Ability To Create Child Nintendo Accounts

Showing signs of progress, Nintendo has today updated its Nintendo Account program to allow for up to five child accounts per adult account. This will allow parents to manage the children accounts and allow the kids to earn and redeem My Nintendo Points.

Speaking of My Nintendo, the reward site has received a bit of a facelift. The main page now only features two buckets of coins, one for Platinum Points and one for Gold Points. The site also features some of the latest news and releases to keep people engaged with the happenings going on in Nintendo’s world. Nintendo has created dedicated sections for 30% off Nintendo 3DS/Wii U software with point redemption and a spot featuring its smart device apps (right now only Miitomo, but in a few weeks Super Mario Run will be released as well).

This is a move in the right direction as Nintendo moves more heavily into the mobile arena. It’s also safe to assume that this is a building block for the upcoming Nintendo Switch’s account system as well.


Parents can now create Nintendo Accounts for children under the age of 13. This new feature lets kids have fun earning and redeeming My Nintendo points on their own accounts, while allowing parents the ability to manage their children’s accounts.

Parents can manage up to five accounts within the family, and will receive an email notification any time a purchase is made on a Nintendo system, the Nintendo website, or via a Nintendo app using the child’s account.

Parents, here’s how you can get your child set-up:

  • To create an account for your child, log in to your own Nintendo Account. If you don’t yet have one, you need to create an account for yourself first.
  • Select “Child accounts,” and then “Create an account for a child.”
  • Follow the instructions to complete the account creation. You can add accounts for up to five children.
  • Share the User ID and password with your child so that he/she can use the account.

Note that parents may also create accounts for kids between the age of 13 and 17 this way. Parents or guardians can visit their Nintendo Account page to get started at any time.

Nintendo Account User Agreement

Rewards Program Terms of Service


[Source: Nintendo]

Craig Majaski

Craig has been covering the video game industry since 1995. His work has been published across a wide spectrum of media sites. He's currently the Editor-In-Chief of Nintendo Times and contributes to Gaming Age.

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