Storing download games purchased on the official Nintendo website on your device

Download games purchased on the official Nintendo website can be directly downloaded on the device linked to the respective Nintendo Account, or Nintendo Network ID in the case of Wii U and Nintendo 3DS family systems. For that to happen, this device must:

  • Be updated to the latest system software
  • Be connected to the Internet with automatic downloads enabled
  • Have enough storage to complete the download

If you plan to download on a Nintendo 3DS family system, the system must be in stand-by mode.

Each page will list the download size of the game you are about to purchase. Please make sure you have enough storage to complete the download.

Find out more about additional storage options for Nintendo Switch here, additional storage options for Wii U here, and additional storage options for Nintendo 3DS here.