Can I Restrict Credit Card Purchases on My Child’s Nintendo Account?
Depending on the type of software, purchases can be restricted through the Nintendo Account and/or Nintendo Network ID (NNID) that is linked to the child's account.
Nintendo Switch / Nintendo Website Purchases
- Parental Controls for off-device purchases and purchases made on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch (for both child and supervised accounts) can be set up through the supervisor's Nintendo Account.
Wii U / Nintendo 3DS Purchases
- To restrict purchases for Nintendo eShop on Wii U or Nintendo 3DS, enable Parental Controls for the NNID on the Wii U or Nintendo 3DS family system where the NNID is registered.
Smart Device App Purchases
- If you wish to restrict in-app purchases on a smart device, you will need to check the settings for the smart device you own. Please check the support site for your device for information.