Wii Shop Channel: Purchasing Wii Points

Applies to: Wii



In 2019, we will close the Wii Shop Channel used on Wii and Wii U, which has been available since December 2006.

Read this article for all the end dates for each service!


In the Wii Shop Channel you can use Wii Points to download additional features and items, such as brand new WiiWare games and selected titles of your favourite classic NES, Super NES, Nintendo 64, TurboGrafx, SEGA MEGA DRIVE, SEGA MASTER SYSTEM, Commodore 64 and NEOGEO games (subject to availability).

There are three ways to purchase Wii Points:

  • Purchase Wii Points through the Wii Shop Channel:
    Using a credit card you can purchase Wii Points through your Wii console using the Wii Shop Channel's secure servers. To purchase Wii Points through the Wii Shop Channel:
    1. Access the Wii Shop Channel through the Wii Menu.
    2. If this is your first time using the Wii Shop Channel, read the User Agreement and click "I agree" if you understand and agree to the terms. Click "Okay" after reading the Wii Shop description.
    3. Once on the "Welcome to Wii Shop Channel" screen, select "Start Shopping."
    4. Click the "Add Wii Points" button.
    5. Select "Buy Wii Points with a Credit Card."
    6. Select the amount of Wii Points you would like to purchase. (Please note there is a maximum number of points that can be available on each Wii console.)
    7. Select the credit card type you would like to use to buy Wii Points.
    8. Enter the credit card number, expiration date, and three digit security code. Select "OK" when finished.
    9. Enter your address and postcode. Click "OK" to continue.
    10. Review the purchase details on the confirmation screen, and select "Yes" when finished.
    11. Once the purchase is processed, a confirmation screen will appear indicating that Wii Points were added to your Wii Shop account.
  • Purchase a Wii Points Card at a participating retailer:
    Many retail stores that sell Nintendo products also sell Wii Points Cards. These cards come with Wii Points already on them. The amount of Wii Points on a card are displayed on the front of every card.
  • Purchase a Wii Points Card in the Wii Points Card Shop:
    The Wii Points Card Shop is the place where you can swap Stars from your Club Nintendo account for Wii Points Cards. Click here to read more about the Wii Points Card Shop.