Whether you know it or not, buying games for your Nintendo console and/or handheld is an expensive proposition. Even if you’re a brick-and-mortar video game retailer, most new titles cost upwards of $60. For those who don’t play their consoles as often as they’d like and would prefer to buy a game here and there rather than commit to an entire library, gift cards are the answer to your prayers. Nintendo offers several different types of gift cards, which vary slightly in terms of how much value they come with and what kind of services they offer when redeemed. However, all gift cards can be used to purchase physical games at retail stores, grocery stores, drugstores, office supply stores or any one of the e-Retailers that support them (i.e., Amazon, Best Buy, Target or Walmart).
What is a Nintendo eShop Gift Card?
eShop Cards can be used to purchase digital games from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U™, Wii™, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo 2DS™ systems. They are also a great option if you have friends or family who don’t own a gaming system, as you can gift them an amount of money that they can use anywhere they buy games/apps/etc. Additionally, eShop Cards can also be used to purchase digital versions of physical games that are available on the Nintendo eShop, like Super Mario Bros.™ 3, New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii and Wii U, The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker HD, and many more! When you purchase an eShop Card, you will be given a unique 10-digit code that can be redeemed on the eShop with the funds in your account. You can also redeem funds from your eShop Card on a new or existing Nintendo device.
Where can you buy Nintendo eShop Gift Cards?
eShop Cards can be purchased at select retailers, including 7-Eleven, Albertsons, Best Buy, GameStop, Kroger, Meijer, Meijer Express, Raley’s and Sunoco, as well as Amazon. You can also buy eShop Cards from select e-Retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Target and Walmart. If you live outside of the United States, you can buy eShop Cards on the Nintendo website.
How to redeem a Nintendo eShop Gift Card?
You can purchase games on the eShop and then use your eShop Card to add funds to your account. You will need to select the “credit” option to add funds to your eShop account, instead of using the “buy” option. Once you have the amount you want, you can click on “view details and add to cart,” and then add the games you want to purchase to your cart. When you are done, click on your eShop account, select the “redeem code” option and enter in the 10-digit code you received when you purchased the card. You can also redeem eShop Cards on a new or existing Nintendo device.
Which other gift cards can be used for Nintendo eShop purchases?
eShop Cards can also be used to purchase digital versions of physical games that are available on the Nintendo eShop, like Super Mario Bros.™ 3, New Super Mario Bros.™ Wii and Wii U, The Legend of Zelda™: The Wind Waker HD and many more!
Nintendo eShop Gift Cards are easy to use, convenient and safe ways to buy games for your device. Furthermore, you can use them to purchase digital versions of physical games, which means you can buy any game that’s available on the Nintendo eShop at a reduced price. If you’re looking for a way to buy games for your loved ones, gift cards make the best gift. And if you’re looking to add to your collection, there are plenty of options to choose from.