How To Activate a Nintendo eShop Card
What is Nintendo eShop Card?
Gaming at home or on the go is great, but there’s always something more to be experienced. The Nintendo Network offers plenty of opportunities for added excitement, so pick up a prepaid card and prepare to explore those possibilities.
How To Activate a Nintendo eShop Card
- Select Nintendo eShop on the HOME Menu to launch the Nintendo eShop.
- Select the account you want to use.
- Select Enter Code on the left side of the screen.
- Enter the 16-character download code.
- Select OK to confirm.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I redeem my Nintendo eShop card without a PIN?
If you have a card that does not have a scratch-off area on the back, your code was printed on your purchase receipt. You will need the receipt to verify and redeem your code.
What is the 16-digit code on Nintendo eShop Card?
The download code is a 16-digit code that is printed on the receipt or card you received when you made the purchase. (Codes included in system bundles are printed on an insert inside the packaging.) Some retailer cards for Nintendo Switch software include both a Control Number and a Download Code.
Why can’t I redeem my Nintendo switch code?
Verify that the country setting is correct on your Nintendo Switch system. A download code can only be redeemed on a Nintendo eShop set to the same region as the game. (For example, a code intended for use in the U.S. cannot be redeemed with a Nintendo Account and/or Nintendo eShop set to Japan.)
Do Nintendo eShop cards expire?
Nintendo eShop gift card, like every other Nintendo eShop card, has no expiration date, so you can keep it even if you don’t want to sell it right away. The value is kept safe and protected within the digital card’s code.
How long does a Nintendo eShop gift card last?
Card balance does not expire, and there are no fees associated with the card. This card is non-reloadable. Card balance cannot be redeemed for cash and is non-refundable unless required by law. Card balance will not be replaced by Nintendo or retailer if the card is lost or stolen.
How do I check my Nintendo eShop card balance?
You may check the available balance on your Nintendo eShop eGift Card by using the card in the Nintendo eShop. The shop will inform you if the card has already been used. When a Nintendo eShop Funds Card is used, the entire balance is transferred to the shop account.
Where can I find my Nintendo ID number?
Your sign-in ID can be found in the “Nintendo Account” section of the User Settings on a Nintendo Switch system. From the HOME Menu, select the System Settings icon, scroll down and select Users, then select your User—the first three characters of the sign-in ID display in parentheses after “Nintendo Account”.
How many digits is a Nintendo eShop gift card?
Simply scratch off the silver panel on the back of a Nintendo eShop Card to reveal the 16-digit activation number. Enter this into Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch to add the funds to your balance.
Can I redeem Nintendo eShop card from another country?
Regarding your question about the Nintendo eShop (Digital): No, Nintendo eShop Cards are specific to a particular country, which means they can only be redeemed on systems and/or Nintendo Accounts that are set to that same country. This is eligible within the US.
Can I sell my Nintendo eShop Card?
Gameflip is the safest way to sell Nintendo eshop gift cards for cash. Gameflip is the simplest way to sell unwanted Nintendo eshop gift cards for cash. You can sell any unused, prepaid and non-reloadable gift cards on Gameflip.
How do you tell if a Nintendo eShop Card has been used?
You can check the balance on the card without depositing the funds into the account. When a Nintendo eShop Card is used, the entire balance is transferred to the shop account. Cards will always have either the entire balance or no balance at all.