Nintendo E-Shop (Gift cards) community tips

Detailed instructions for redeeming by device:

Wii U
If you haven't already, set up an Internet connection to your system and make sure your device has the latest system update.
From the HOME Menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
Select "Balance" from the menu on the left side of the screen.
Tap button that says "Nintendo eShop Card."
Tap the box that says, "Enter the code."
Use the touch screen to enter the activation code from the Digital Card and tap "OK."
Select "Add."
Nintendo 3DS/3DS XL/2DS
If you haven't already, set up an Internet connection to your system and make sure your device has the latest system update.
From the HOME Menu, select the Nintendo eShop icon.
Scroll left and select "Add Funds."
Select "Redeem a Nintendo eShop Card."
Tap the box that says, "Enter the activation code."
Use the touch screen to enter the activation code from the Digital Card and tap "OK."
Tap "OK" again.
Product Terms and Conditions
Redeem balance ONLY through the Nintendo eShop and other Nintendo shopping services on the Nintendo 3DS family of systems or Wii U system to download content such as games and other features, or to purchase items (subject to availability). All content is licensed to you, not sold, and is non-transferable. Content and items are non-refundable.
Valid for use in the United States only.
Use of this Digital Card requires a Nintendo 3DS or Wii U system, Internet access, acceptance of a User Agreement, and may require a Nintendo Network ID. Please review the User Agreement at support.nintendo.com before purchasing.
When you enter the Digital Card's activation code on your Nintendo 3DS or Wii U system, the entire balance will be associated with your Nintendo eShop account and will be non-transferable. There will be no remaining balance on the Digital Card, and the Digital Card is non-reloadable.
The Digital Card balance may only be used on a single Nintendo eShop account.
There is a maximum unused account balance that may be stored on a single Nintendo eShop account, and the Digital Card may, as a result, be temporarily unredeemable.
Except where otherwise required by law, Digital Card balances do not expire, and there are no fees associated with the card.
Unless required by law, Digital Card balances cannot be redeemed for cash or for third-party stored value, and are non-refundable.
Your Digital Card will not be replaced by Nintendo or your retailer if the activation code or associated PIN is lost, destroyed, stolen, or used without permission.
Please visit support.nintendo.com for more information.
System Requirements:
Supported Platforms: Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS
Nintendo account required for game activation and installation

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