Nintendo eShop

If it’s downloadable games for Nintendo 3DS that you’re after, then Nintendo eShop is the place to go! Packed full of downloadable versions of your favourite Nintendo 3DS games and titles that you can only get from Nintendo eShop, it’ll change your perspective on digital software forever. Here’s a look at the kinds of games you can download from Nintendo eShop:

Downloadable Versions of Nintendo 3DS Games

Want to carry your favourite Nintendo 3DS titles with you at all times, but don’t have enough pockets for the Game Cards? A downloadable version from Nintendo eShop is the answer! Downloadable versions contain exactly the same content as the Game Cards you can buy in shops, except they’re stored on the SD Card of your Nintendo 3DS system. That means you can play them whenever you like, wherever you like just by selecting them from the HOME Menu… no Game Card required!

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Nintendo 3DS Download Software

Unlike downloadable versions of Nintendo 3DS games, Nintendo 3DS download software covers a huge array of unique downloadable titles that are only available from Nintendo eShop! Whatever your taste in games, you’re sure to find something that you’ll love and once you’ve downloaded it to your Nintendo 3DS system, you can take it with you wherever you go!

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The following categories of titles are also available from Nintendo eShop:

Virtual Console

Download Virtual Console games and rediscover old favourites from past consoles such as Game Boy and Game Boy Color. Or, if you’ve never played them before, discover them for the first time!

See all Virtual Console (Nintendo 3DS) titles

Nintendo DSiWare

A selection of exciting games and applications from both Nintendo and independent developers that download to your system in seconds. Nintendo DSiWare titles are also compatible with Nintendo DSi.

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3D Classics

Exclusive to Nintendo 3DS, the 3D Classics range takes gems of yesteryear and gives them a fresh 3D makeover! Experience classic titles such as Kid Icarus, Excitebike and Kirby’s Adventure, now enhanced with the power of 3D!

Explore Nintendo eShop

Nintendo eShop offers you access to much more than games though. Check out the latest trailers and game videos in 2D and 3D, try your hand at some game demos and find out what other people think via user reviews and the latest software charts.

How do I connect?

Very easily is the answer! First you need to get your Nintendo 3DS system connected to the Internet – watch our tutorial video or read a step-by-step text guide to see how. Then simply tap the orange Nintendo eShop icon on the HOME Menu of your Nintendo 3DS system and you're away!

Buying games and content

To buy games, you need to add funds to your Nintendo eShop account. You can do this with a credit card or by using a Nintendo eShop card, available at many retailers Europe-wide.

You can find all the information you need on Nintendo eShop cards in our Nintendo eShop support section. Note you can restrict the use of credit cards with the Nintendo 3DS Parental Controls feature.

*Please note that visuals will display in 2D on Nintendo 2DS.