Buying digital: The games you want, when you want them
Find and buy digital games from your PC or mobile device and download them right to your Nintendo
system for the ultimate in convenience. Get started now by searching or browsing our selection of
games for Nintendo Switch, Wii U, and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems!
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Why go digital?
Buy your game here and send it right to your Nintendo system.
Use your Nintendo eShop funds to buy games from Nintendo.com and from eShop on
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How do I get started?
Find the game you want by searching or browsing the game store. When you're ready, select the "Buy
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
Nintendo eShop Cards
Be ready to buy immediately—or give the gift of fun—with a Nintendo eShop
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
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
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
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.
You may also redeem your code via the Nintendo eShop on your system. For step-by-step
instructions, select your system: Nintendo
U or Nintendo
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).
for more details.
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