Nintendo eShop

Try Before You Buy!

Download free demos of select Wii U games right to your Wii U console via the Nintendo eShop. Just follow these easy instructions to get your first free demo!

What to Do

Search or Browse

Look in the Nintendo eShop for Game Demos that are available for your Wii U console. When you see a game that interests you, tap the More Details icon.

TIP: You can find the Demos icon in the Games by Category section of the Nintendo eShop Home page if you scroll down. Or, just search for “Demo”.


You Want It Now

Just tap the Download Demo icon below the game's About This Software icon. Review the ESRB rating and tap Next, then tap Download.

TIP: The download starts automatically. You can watch the demo's download progress from Download Management in the HOME Menu.


Ready to Play!

When your download is complete, go back to the Wii U HOME Menu. Double-tap the game demo icon, and then press Start. And…play!

What to Know

  • Deleting and re-downloading a demo will not reset the number of times a demo can be played.
  • Game demos are not available for all titles.
  • Make sure your Wii U console is connected to the Internet to access the Nintendo eShop and download demos.
  • Please note that a Nintendo Network ID is required to download free content from Nintendo eShop.

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