What is the Nintendo eShop?

The Nintendo eShop is the digital online store where you can buy and download both new and classic Nintendo titles directly to your Nintendo Switch or Nintendo 3DS consoles. Take a look through Nintendo’s entire gaming catalogue to discover some of the greatest games of all time. Explore new worlds in Paper Mario and the Origami King and Animal Crossing New Horizons, or get your game face on with Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

With the Nintendo eShop, you can download games directly to your Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite or 3DS console and take them where ever you want. Keep all your games in one place and access them instantly though the eShop and stay up to date with the latest updates on your favourite games.

 

What is a Nintendo eShop gift card?

A Nintendo eShop gift card is a great way to add funds to your Nintendo account without having to link your credit or debit card. You can buy the right amount of funds you want and instantly add them to your Nintendo account that you can then use to buy games and expansion packs through the Nintendo eShop.

 

How do I redeem my Nintendo eShop gift card?

Redeeming your Nintendo eShop gift card is easy to do. Once you have purchased your gift card online you will be sent your gift card code via email. After you have received your code open up the Nintendo eShop on your console and go to your account. Select redeem gift card and enter in the gift card code you received by email. Your funds will be added instantly and are ready for you to use, meaning you can buy the games you want right away.

 

How do I use my Nintendo eShop gift card?

Using a Nintendo eShop gift card is simple and happens automatically. When you want to use your Nintendo eShop gift card to buy a game just head to the checkout on the Nintendo eShop. Your preloaded gift card credit will be automatically prompted for you to use as payment for the game so all you need to do is checkout.

After you have bought the game you will be able to download it right away and get playing as soon as possible. If you have any funds left on your account after a transaction you can use them towards your next purchase. You also do not have to worry about your funds expiring as they will last until you have used them up.  

 

What can I buy with my Nintendo eShop gift card?

Take a look through Nintendo’s whole collection of new and classic games that you can buy using your Nintendo eShop gift card. Get the latest Mario games like Super Mario Odyssey and Mario Kart 8, or become the very best in the new Pokémon Sword and Shield games. Explore new horizons in the Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, or rediscover the games that made Nintendo what it is today.

You can also use your Nintendo eShop gift card to buy expansion passes for your games, like the new Pokémon expansion pass that adds two new maps to your game for you to travel to, or get an exclusive new character to play in Super Smash Bro Ultimate.

 

How do I access the Nintendo eShop?

You can access the Nintendo eShop from the home screen of your Nintendo Switch device. Just scroll through and select Nintendo eShop and you will open the up the Nintendo eShop. You will need to be connected to the internet to access the Nintendo eShop and buy games. Once you have bought a game you will need to remain connected to the eShop to download the game, but once you have downloaded it you can play it offline without being connected.

 

All gamers will want a Nintendo eShop gift card

A Nintendo eShop gift card is great for any gamer in your life as you can give them the gift of a great new game. You can easily send a Nintendo eShop gift card to anyone by giving them the unique code that they can use to redeem on the Nintendo eShop. They can use it to buy brand new titles or play through classic Nintendo games for that nostalgic feeling. Plus, they can redeem it on any Nintendo console they like and use it to buy whatever they want on whichever console. As long as they have their Nintendo account linked to their consoles they can use it buy games on the Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Wii U or Nintendo 3DS.

Please be aware that soon Nintendo will be stopping the use of the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Wii U and Nintendo 3DS in 2020. Any funds that you have redeemed on your Nintendo account on either of these consoles will still be available for you to use on the Nintendo eShop on the Nintendo Switch or Switch Lite.

 

A Nintendo eShop gift card is safe for all the family to use

Nintendo makes games for the whole family and using a Nintendo eShop gift card is certainly family-friendly. You can use a Nintendo eShop gift card instead of using a personal credit or debit card to purchase games and expansion content. Using a Nintendo eShop gift card is safer as you do not link your banking details to your account so you do not have to worry about overspending, as you can only spend what is loaded on your account.