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Purchasing software in Nintendo eShop

tiger_icon_balance.jpg To purchase software in Nintendo eShop, you need to add funds to your Nintendo eShop account. You can add funds by tapping the Add Funds symbol on the Main Menu of Nintendo eShop.

  • Nintendo eShop Card
    Nintendo eShop Cards are not currently available from South African retailers.
  • Credit Card
    The credit cards supported by Nintendo eShop, are MasterCard and VISA. You can see a receipt of your purchase by accessing Account Activity through the Main Menu. To use your credit card to purchase software, select the corresponding option on the Add Funds screen, and follow the instructions. You can add funds in denominations of R100, R200, R600 and R1,300.

Note that the Nintendo eShop currency displays prices in the currency that corresponds to the region settings of your Nintendo 3DS system.

It's possible to restrict the use of credit cards and the purchasing of content through the Parental Controls feature of Nintendo 3DS. For more information about the Parental Controls feature of the Nintendo 3DS system, please see the Operations Manual or click here.

AttentionSign.png Note that you can not use Nintendo Points Cards or Wii Points Cards in Nintendo eShop.