Purchasing download games on the official Nintendo website

It is possible to purchase download versions of certain games on the official Nintendo website. You'll recognise if a game is available for purchase if a price and corresponding button appear on the related gamepage.

To be able to purchase download games on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account, and you'll need to have visited 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.

This section provides information about the most common topics related to purchasing download games on the official Nintendo website.

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