Nintendo Network

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Nintendo Network
Nintendo Network.png
Developer(s) Nintendo
Latest version N/A
Active No
Platform(s) Wii U
Nintendo 3DS family
Type Online service

The Nintendo Network is Nintendo's online service which provides online functionality for the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems and their compatible games.

As of 8 April 2024 The Service Is Discontinued


Emulation of Nintendo Network is possible with Pretendo: Open-source project that aims to recreate Nintendo Network for the 3DS and Wii U using clean-room reverse engineering. Pretendo supports any client that can interact with Nintendo Network.

Currently the only emulator with this kind of functionality is Cemu. Cemu 2.0 officially supports Pretendo under your network account options in the emulator. For information on how to get started with Cemu, check out the documentation.


The service is shutdown as of April 8, 2024. The only way to play online again on the 3ds system is to use Pretendo (requires a jailbroken 3ds with boot9strap and Luma3DS custom firmware) for the Wii U a Homebrewed System is required, using Aroma or you can use the SSSl method

See #Emulation section for more information, Also see Preservation projects page for more information about other revive projects.

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Online play on other Nintendo consoles