PSA: It’s the final countdown for credit card payments on the 3DS and Wii U eShop (North America)

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At the end of March 2023 we tearfully say goodbye to the Wii U and 3DS eShop, stores with some wonderful exclusives and excellent ports. It’s certainly disappointing that they’re closing and we all need to get our downloads and purchases in order before they’re gone forever.

Although we have 10 months before stores close completely, there is a deadline coming up in North America. Out of 23. May You can no longer load money into the Wii U or 3DS eShop with your credit card; that actually happened in Europe in September 2019. If this is your main method of adding funds and you’re in North America, it’s going to be a spending weekend.

Regardless of the region, we all have up 29 August to redeem any eShop fund card. However, by far the best option is to link your Nintendo Account to the old Nintendo Network ID; This way, any credits added to your Switch account will also be available on the Wii U and 3DS eShop.

We have a grand ole guide for all of this, which you can check out below:

We’ve also compiled lists of the best exclusives for each store to pick up/download ahead of next year’s closures.

So if you’re in North America and want to use your credit card to add funds to the 3DS / Wii U eShop, now is the time to do so.

But not in Europe, Europe – Ed. PSA: It’s the final countdown for credit card payments on the 3DS and Wii U eShop (North America)

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