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How to Combine Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID Funds

In this article, you'll learn how to merge funds between a Nintendo Account and a Nintendo Network ID (NNID) for Nintendo eShop.


  • Once the balances are merged, they can’t be separated.
  • If you unlink an NNID after merging funds, the funds will remain with the Nintendo Account. The money will not be accessible through the NNID if it is unlinked from the Nintendo Account.

Additional Information:

  • Merging the funds between a Nintendo Account and NNID will allow you to share your Nintendo eShop balance between Nintendo Switch, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and the Nintendo website.
  • Once the funds are merged, the balance will be shared for as long as the NNID and Nintendo Account are linked. Adding funds on one console or system will automatically make the money available to the others.
  • This is optional for on-device purchases. You can also keep your Nintendo Account and Nintendo Network ID balances separate if you’d prefer.

Complete These Steps:

  1. Link your Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo Account using a PC or smart device.
  2. Select Nintendo eShop on the HOME Menu of a Nintendo Switch console to launch Nintendo eShop.
  3. Select the account you want to use.
  4. Select your icon in the upper-right corner to access your Account Information.
  5. Select Merge Funds from Nintendo 3DS/Wii U.
    • This option is listed directly beneath the Add Funds button.
    • If this option doesn’t appear, it means that the NNID currently linked to your Nintendo Account has already been merged to your account.
  6. Read through the information, then select Merge Funds.
    • If you see Next instead of Merge Funds, you don’t currently have an NNID linked to your Nintendo Account. You will need to link an NNID, then try again.
  7. Enter your Nintendo Account password, then select OK.
  8. The current balances from your Nintendo Account and NNID will appear. Select Merge Funds to combine them together.
  9. Your balances will be merged together. Select OK to return to the Add Funds menu.