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Create handwritten 3D notes and send them to your friends! Add stationery, photos, sound recordings, and more!
Swapnote lets you create handwritten notes and then share those notes with other Swapnote users on your friend list via the StreetPass features. Nintendo might even send notes to you too! As your note collection grows and you spend Play Coins, you’ll unlock new features and be able to personalize messages even further by changing stationery patterns, attaching photos and sound recordings, writing and drawing in 3D, and more. You’ll even be able to surprise your friends with secret notes that they can only open on a certain date! Passing handwritten notes to your friends is a breeze, regardless of whether they’re sitting across the room...or across the world!
Please note that the SpotPass feature of Swapnote (the ability to send notes to friends over the Internet) has been stopped as of October 31, 2013. We greatly appreciate your understanding. Learn more >
A Nintendo Account with a linked Nintendo Network ID is required to purchase games through www.nintendo.com. To purchase a game, complete the following steps:
For additional information about this process, please click here.
Yes. You will need a Nintendo Account with a linked Nintendo Network ID to purchase games through www.nintendo.com. The games you buy will be automatically downloaded to the system (Wii U and / or Nintendo 3DS family) that is associated with your Nintendo Network ID.
You'll need a Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system (registered for use in the U.S. or Canada), Nintendo Network ID*, Internet connection, and Nintendo eShop access to download the game once you've purchased it.
For help downloading a game, click here.
(* You'll need a Nintendo Network ID to download the game, but you won't need one to play the game once it has been downloaded.)
Yes. As long as you have signed up for My Nintendo before you purchase the game, your game will qualify for My Nintendo Points. My Nintendo Points are automatically awarded to the Nintendo Account that was used to purchase the game. (Please note that DLC items, passes, and themes do not qualify for My Nintendo Points.)
To see your My Nintendo points balance:
Once you're signed in, you can review your My Nintendo points balance and history, check out the latest My Nintendo rewards, and view active missions you can complete to earn My Nintendo points.
For additional help with My Nintendo, please visit our support site.