Nintendo DSi Shop

The Nintendo DSi Shop is your one-stop spot to redeem Nintendo Points and download unique DSiWare applications.

Let's go shopping!

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About the Nintendo DSi Shop and Nintendo Points

    Here is the information you need to know:

  1. The Nintendo DSi shop is an online application where you redeem Nintendo DSi Points in order to download Nintendo DSi software to your system.
  2. In order to connect the Nintendo DSi Shop, you'll need a compatible wireless access point to a broadband internet connection. Most people will be using a wireless router to their home internet connection. For more information on connecting online, click here.
  3. Software downloaded from Nintendo DSi Shop is licensed to you, not sold. More information about this will be provided to you as you read the User Agreement prior to using the Nintendo DSi Shop for the first time.
  4. You can only connect to the Nintendo DSi Shop for the region in which your Nintendo DSi system was intended to be sold. For example, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL systems sold in the Americas will only be able to connect and download software for the Americas' Nintendo DSi Shop. Systems purchased in Japan would not be able to connect to the Americas' Nintendo DSi Shop.
  5. In order to download software from the Nintendo DSi Shop, you must purchase Nintendo DSi Points. Nintendo DSi Points can be purchased by using a Visa or MasterCard on the Nintendo DSi Shop, or you can purchase a Nintendo Points Card at select retail locations (how to redeem a Nintendo Points Card)
  6. You can redeem Nintendo DSi Points Cards and Wii Points Cards in the Nintendo DSi Shop. Please note that you must redeem all of the points on a Points Card all at once. You cannot divide the points between the Nintendo DSi Shop and the Wii Shop Channel, or between different accounts.
  7. Parental Controls may be used to restrict use of Nintendo DSi Points and manage downloading of software based on ESRB ratings. Click here for more information on Parental Controls.

 

 

How to access the Nintendo DSi Shop

The Nintendo DSi Shop will be available by selecting the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from the Nintendo DSi main menu.

Important! You will need a compatible wireless access point to a broadband internet connection to use this feature. For more information, click here.

 

 

Purchasing Nintendo DSi Shop Points

In the Nintendo DSi Shop you can use Nintendo DSi Points to download additional features and items, such as DSiWare applications or games (subject to availability)

There are two ways to purchase Nintendo DSi Points:

  • Purchase Nintendo DSi Points through the Nintendo DSi Shop:
    Using a Visa, or MasterCard, you can purchase Nintendo DSi Points through your Nintendo DSi system and the Nintendo DSi Shop's secure servers. To purchase Nintendo DSi Points through the Nintendo DSi Shop:
    1. On the Nintendo DSi Menu, use the stylus to select the Nintendo DSi Shop icon.
    2. Select "Start Shopping" to reach the Nintendo DSi Shop main menu.
    3. Select "Add Nintendo DSi Points," then "Buy Nintendo DSi Points with a Credit Card."
    4. Select the desired number of points you wish to purchase (1000, 2000, or 3000), then select the card type you would like to use to pay: "Visa" or "MasterCard."
    5. Select the text entry boxes to fill out the following fields:
    6. Enter the credit card number, expiration date, and three digit security code. Select "OK" when finished.
    7. Enter your city, state, zip, and county. Click "okay" to continue. Please do not input any punctuation, such as periods, commas, and apostrophes into the street, city, or county fields. For instance, "St. Clair Ave" would be "St Clair Ave" when entered.
    8. Review the purchase details on the confirmation screen, and select "Yes" when finished.
    9. > Getting an error code while using the Nintendo DSi Shop?

  • Purchase a Nintendo Points Card or Wii Points Card at a participating retailer:
    Many retail stores that sell Nintendo products also sell Nintendo Points Cards and Wii Points Cards. These cards come with Nintendo Points already on them. The amount of Nintendo Points on a card is displayed on the front of every card. For information on redeeming a card, click here.

 

 

How to redeem a Nintendo Points Card

  1. Select the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from the Nintendo DSi main menu.
  2. Select "Start Shopping" to reach the Nintendo DSi Shop main menu.
  3. Select "Add Nintendo DSi Points," then "Redeem Nintendo Points Card."
  4. Scratch off the silver area on the back of the card to reveal the activation number, then select the text entry box and enter the number.
  5. A screen will appear which shows the point value of the card that was entered. Select "Redeem" to add the points to your account.
  6. Another screen will appear which shows the number of points added to the account and the new point balance. Select "OK" to return to the Nintendo DSi Shop.

 

 

How to use Nintendo DSi Points and download DSiWare items

The Nintendo DSi Shop is available by selecting the Nintendo DSi Shop icon from the Nintendo DSi main menu.

  • On the Nintendo DSi Menu, use the stylus to select the Nintendo DSi Shop icon.
  • Select "Start Shopping" to reach the Nintendo DSi Shop main menu.
  • Select "DSiWare," then select from the following options:
    • Free Search for free software
    • 200 Search for software that costs 200 points
    • 500 Search for software that costs 500 points
    • 800+ Search for software that costs 800 points or more
    • Find titles Search for software by publisher, genre, title, etc.
  • A list of titles matching the selected criteria will be shown.
  • Select the desired game or application, then select "Download" or "Free," then select "Yes" to begin the download.

 

 

 

 

Linking your Nintendo DSi Shop account to your Club Nintendo account for registration rewards

Club Nintendo members can register their Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system and link their Nintendo DSi Shop account to their Club Nintendo membership to earn Coins. Once linked, Nintendo DSi Shop downloads will automatically be registered in the Club Nintendo account. These downloads will also qualify for Post Play surveys that earn Coins which may be redeemed for Club Nintendo rewards.

Important note: Make sure your Club Nintendo user name and password are made of letters and numbers only. Do not use any special characters, such as "_" or "&". If you have a special character in your current user name or password, visit Club Nintendo and change it through "My Account Settings."

  1. Connect your system to the Internet.
  2. Visit the Nintendo DSi Shop on your Nintendo DSi.
  3. Select the "Start Shopping" button.
  4. Select the "Settings" button.
  5. Select the "Settings and Features" button.
  6. Select the "Club Nintendo Settings" button.
  7. Enter your Club Nintendo account information
  8. Now just wait 30 minutes for your coins to appear in your Club Nintendo account!

 

 

 

 

Deleting a Nintendo DSi Shop account

Removing the Nintendo DSi Shop account will delete all currently registered Nintendo DSi Points and downloaded DSiWare applications. Applications cannot be re-downloaded unless additional Nintendo DSi Points are used. This option should only be selected if you are planning on transferring ownership of your Nintendo DSi or Nintendo DSi XL system.

  1. On the Nintendo DSi Menu, use the stylus to select the Nintendo DSi Shop icon
  2. Select the "Start Shopping" button.
  3. Select the "Settings" button.
  4. Tap the "Settings and Features" button.
  5. Select the "Remove Nintendo DSi Shop Account" button.
  6. Tap the white box, then enter the system's serial number to remove the shop account.