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Changes to payment methods using credit cards on Wii U consoles and Nintendo 3DS

Important: Notice of End of Purchases in Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS

As of 3rd September 2019, credit cards cannot be used to add funds on systems in the Nintendo 3DS family or Wii U consoles.

A new off-device top-up website will be launched for consumers who want to add funds using their credit card.

The off-device top-up website ( will be accessible by consumers from 3rd September, 2019.

How to add funds in Nintendo eShop Using Credit Cards:

  1. Ensure that the Nintendo Network ID (NNID) on your system is linked to a Nintendo Account.


    • See here for more information on how to create a Nintendo Account and how to link a Nintendo Network ID to a Nintendo Account.

  2. Visit select the payment method you would like to use and follow the on-screen prompts to complete the process.

  3. Once you have added funds to your NNID this way, you can use them directly within Nintendo eShop on your system.

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