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How to Redeem a Nintendo eShop Download Code Online


Instructions on how to redeem a Nintendo eShop download code online.


  • A Nintendo Account is required to redeem download codes online.
  • If you are redeeming a download code for Nintendo Switch content, you must first access Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch using your Nintendo Account at least once.
  • On Nintendo 3DS, download codes for in-game DLC and themes cannot be redeemed online.
    • In-game DLC must be redeemed within the specific Nintendo 3DS game.
    • Theme download codes must be redeemed in the Theme Shop on your Nintendo 3DS system.

What to Do:

  1. Using a browser, visit https://ec.nintendo.com/redeem/#/
  2. Select "Sign in" and enter your Nintendo Account email address and password, and then select "Sign In".
    • If you are already signed in, check the user information in the top-right corner to confirm you are signed in with the correct Nintendo Account.
  3. Enter your 16-digit download code and then select "Next".
  4. Re-enter your Nintendo Account password when prompted, then select "Redeem" to complete the process.
  5. A confirmation email will also be sent to the email address registered to your Nintendo Account once this process is completed.

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