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Get access to all kinds of amazing content by downloading at home or at a hotspot while you’re out and about!

More games than you can shake a stick at

Tune into Nintendo eShop for all the latest downloadable software – check out fantastic and original Nintendo 3DS download software, relive some classics brought to life in 3D* with the 3D Classics range, or play some of the original and best titles with the Virtual Console service.


There's more to the store

Nintendo eShop is more than just a store – get your hands on the latest game demos*, download free applications and check out the latest 3D** trailers.

Now even more convenient!

By redeeming a download code on the web, your Nintendo 3DS family system can start downloading your software, so it’s ready to go when you want to play!

Find out more

Official Nintendo website:

It is possible to purchase download versions of games from Nintendo eShop 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 from Nintendo eShop on the official website, you'll need to have a Nintendo Account which is linked to a Nintendo Network ID, and you'll need to have visited Nintendo eShop on the device you wish to download on at least once. To find out more, visit our Support section.


Play against other gamers anytime!

One of the beauties of being connected is that you can play against other gamers online. Look out for the Nintendo Network logo and get access to a world of competition at the tap of a button!

More on Nintendo Network

Get hooked up!

It’s really easy to get your Nintendo 3DS family system connected online - find out how.


PIKMIN Short Movies

The Pikmin are usually only encountered in the realm of video games, but on this occasion they have been plucked from their natural environment and thrown into the world of computer animation!


*Wireless internet connection required for download and during play. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

**Please note that visuals will display in 2D on Nintendo 2DS.