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Nintendo eShop Discontinuation for Wii U & Nintendo 3DS - Managing Unused Balances

As announced previously, sales of software and DLC for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U via Nintendo eShop will end on Monday, 27 March 2023.

If you have an unused balance in Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U, linking your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account and merging your funds will allow you to continue to use those funds to purchase digital download titles, DLC, passes and other similar items for Nintendo Switch.

Important: The ability to merge funds will be available until March 2024. Make sure you complete the steps described below by March 2024.

For more information on the discontinuation of Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U, read the Notice of End of Purchases in Nintendo eShop for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Q&A.

Even after 27 March 2023, and for the foreseeable future, it will still be possible to redownload games and DLC, receive software updates and enjoy online play on Wii U and Nintendo 3DS.