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  • Weekly download news


    You can download new games, applications and other content from Nintendo eShop on your Nintendo Switch family system, Nintendo 3DS family system or Wii U, and also via this website*. Scroll down to see what’s new this week, visit the gamepages to see what purchase options are available or find more information on downloadable games for your Nintendo systems.


    Nintendo eShop Sale: #Nindies Celebration Sale

    Until 23:59 (UK time) on 06/04/2017, you can save up to 80% on a diverse range of innovative and critically acclaimed indie games for Nintendo 3DS family systems and Wii U as part of our #Nindies Celebration Sale.

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    Splatoon 2 Global Testfire

    The free Splatoon 2 Global Testfire demo event kicks off Friday 24th March, 19:00 (UK time) on Nintendo Switch, and you can prepare yourselves right now by downloading** the necessary software from Nintendo eShop. You can even download it directly to your system from the Splatoon 2 gamepage*.

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    Nintendo Switch download software

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    Wii U download software

    Nintendo 3DS demos

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    Nintendo 3DS downloadable content

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    Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu themes

    Check out the latest Nintendo 3DS HOME Menu themes at our New Releases page. HOME Menu themes are available to download from the Theme Shop on your system, and new themes are added regularly.

    Nintendo Account

    Don't have a Nintendo Account yet? Visit https://accounts.nintendo.com to sign up for free. With a Nintendo Account, you can also take advantage of the My Nintendo rewards programme and earn points when you purchase eligible digital games from Nintendo eShop, use Nintendo apps on your smart device or even when you simply sign into Nintendo services such as Nintendo eShop.

    Catch up on some of the great downloadable games of recent months with our highlights video playlist below!

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    *To be able to purchase download games or download demos and free software from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account, and you'll need to have visited the Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. If you plan to download on a Wii U or a Nintendo 3DS family system, the Nintendo Account must also be linked to a Nintendo Network ID and your funds usable through the Nintendo Account must be merged with the funds tied to your Nintendo Network ID. For automatic download, your system must be updated and connected to the internet with automatic downloads enabled, and it must have enough storage to complete the download. To find out more, visit our Support section. Purchases made or demo downloads activated through the Nintendo website are processed via Nintendo eShop.

    **Internet connection required during online play. The registration and linkage of Nintendo Account and acceptance of the Nintendo Account Agreement and Privacy Policy are required. Some online services may not be available in all countries. Online play requires paid online subscription. A free trial of the online subscription service is available until autumn 2017.