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Buying digital: The games you want, when you want them
How do I get started?
Find the game you want by searching or browsing the game store. When you're ready, select the "Buy digital" button.
Sign in Sign in to your Nintendo Account. Be sure your Nintendo Network ID is linked to your Nintendo Account by clicking "Settings," then selecting "Linked accounts." (This step is only needed for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems.)
Purchase You can pay using your account funds, a credit card, or a Nintendo eShop Card.
Download and enjoy Your game will automatically be sent to your Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS family system, as long as your system is on and connected to the Internet.
Nintendo eShop Cards
Be ready to buy immediately—or give the gift of fun—with a Nintendo eShop Card.Learn more
Questions about buying digital?
can I purchase a game on Nintendo.com?
To purchase digital games directly from Nintendo.com and send them to your Nintendo system, you'll need a Nintendo Account. For Nintendo 3DS and Wii U systems, you'll also need to link your Nintendo Account with your Nintendo Network ID.
For step-by-step instructions by system, please click here.
What do I need to download a game?
You'll need a Nintendo Switch, Wii U, or Nintendo 3DS family system, a Nintendo Account (registered for use in the U.S. or Canada), Internet connection, and Nintendo eShop access to download the game once you've purchased it.
For help downloading a game, click here.
Does my purchase qualify for My Nintendo Points?
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:
- Visit http://my.nintendo.com
- Select "Sign in."
- Sign in to your Nintendo Account.
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.
You may also use My Nintendo Gold Points to purchase games for Nintendo Switch. Learn more about Gold Points.
For additional help with My Nintendo, please visit our support site.
What is the order cancellation policy for digital purchases?
All sales are final. Please be sure that you meet all of these download requirements for your game before you place your order.
For additional information, please see the Purchase Terms.
How do I redeem a download code?
Download codes are codes for specific digital games or content for Nintendo Switch™, Wii U™ or the Nintendo 3DS™ family of systems.
You can redeem your code here and send the content directly to your system.
Need more storage space?
The Nintendo Switch system comes with 32 GB of internal memory, which can support a limited amount of digital game downloads.
It's easy to expand your console's storage space using microSDHC or microSDXC cards up to 2TB (sold separately).
Visit support for more details.
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