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E3 2012 | Wii U To Support 12 User Profiles

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In an interview with Nintendo's Charlie Scibetta, it was confirmed that players can create up to twelve user profiles.

Speaking to GameTrailers in an exclusive interview, Scibetta reiterated Nintendo's more accessible approach to linking up with other players online in Miiverse by using individual accounts on the Wii U. What wasn't know was whether there would be limitations on how many accounts can be created on each system - the answer is 12 user accounts can be stored on each Wii U.

If you have a different account from me, you might have different games featured on there, different friends and when you turn on the Wii U it can immediately go to your profile and then you'll have an experience that's tailor made for you.

Scibetta didn't touch upon whether players would or wouldn't be able to "log in" to other Wii U systems, like Microsoft's Xbox Live, at a friend's house for example.

Multiple sources, including Scibetta, have confirmed the demise of Friend Codes, yet there is word that they maybe used in some way (perhaps integrating with 3DS accounts).

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Having half that would have been ample.

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Linkyshinks said:
Having half that would have been ample.

True dat.

Well, it's good that they've got some sort of system that allows user profiles, I hope you can have atleast 2 logged on at once for multiplayer like the 360, PS3 only allows 1 plus guests.

( Edited 07.06.2012 17:54 by Stulaw )

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Wonder if 2 games can run at the same time.. That would be epic!

Why would you want to run 2 games at once? o_O

Anyway, I hope you can protect your account with a password. It will be safer for when you have kids and you have disabled Miiverse communication for them.

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Stulaw said:
PS3 only allows 1 plus guests.

Depends on the game. Uncharted 3 allows two PSN accounts. Would be ideal, though. It's something I'd been craving with MK Wii since my mate always had to be a guest and never gained racing points for it.

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for times when my daughter wants to play Mario but my son wants to play fifa. Or I want to play football manager and the Mrs wants to play wiifit. Is it not a family gaming machine? Cuz I thought that's what nintendo were aiming for

"Scibetta didn't touch upon whether players would or wouldn't be able to "log in" to other Wii U systems, like Microsoft's Xbox Live, at a friend's house for example."

This is the part that concerns me. Not that I use the function on PSN to use my account on another PS3--but I do sign in on the internet to see if friends are online, etc.

But I could see households having more than 1 WiiU and having to create multiple accounts for single individuals.

Supa_hyped said:
for times when my daughter wants to play Mario but my son wants to play fifa. Or I want to play football manager and the Mrs wants to play wiifit. Is it not a family gaming machine? Cuz I thought that's what nintendo were aiming for

Yes, one goal is to have it as a family gaming machine...as in "every family member plays a game together", not "every family member sits in their own corner playing their own game".

The whole point of that gamepad is versatility. Even if its just Mini games, boardgames, socialnetworking sites, apps and the internet. Having the ability to multitask should b a showcased feature of the machine. Even more so now that 2 gamepads have been confirmed. For me, if it can play 2 games at once that would be ideal for me.

usaamah gill (guest) 13.06.2012 07:07#10

I read in another article somewhere in an interview (I believe it was reggie) that said something along the likes of you can pull up your profile on a friends wii u and access all your contenr there, including games. Sounds like the real deal to me. Nintendo is going hardcore. And while they might have a slightly kidish appeal their solid games and second to none gameplay combined with the new feature of the wii u nd the deep social interaction will be awesome.

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